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Getting Started with RStudio by John Verzani

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Content Updates

March 20, 2012

  • New material on projects and the use of version control with RStudio was added to Organizing Activities with Projects.

  • Updated many figures to reflect interface of RStudio version 0.95

  • Made many copy edits to fix errors and adjust for changes introduced by version 0.95. Special thanks to Josh Paulson for a careful reading and many useful suggestions.

  • Example files have been loaded to the book’s catalog page, and can be downloaded here: http://examples.oreilly.com/0636920021278.

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