1 Introduction

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This resource is designed to provide new users to R, RStudio, and R Markdown with the introductory steps needed to begin their own reproducible research. Many screenshots and GIFs will be included, but if further clarification is needed on these or any other aspect of the book, please create a GitHub issue here or email me with a reference to the error/area where more guidance is necessary. Pull requests on GitHub for typos or improvements are preferred and you can easily do so by clicking on the Edit button near Search at the top of the HTML version of the book.

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It is recommended that you have R version 3.3.0 or later, RStudio Desktop version 0.99 or higher, and rmarkdown R package version 1.0 or higher. This is to make sure that the screenshots and GIF recordings match up with the behavior on your machine/set-up. Additionally, you may find that GIFs don’t load sometimes. I haven’t had any problems using Google Chrome and recommend that as your browser to view this book if you have troubles with others.

This book was last updated by cismay on Monday, March 20, 2017 11:35:47 PDT.