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Learning RStudio for R Statistical Computing by Edwin de Jonge, Mark van der Loo

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Features of the R console

We will now talk about various features of the R console in this section.

Executing commands

The most direct way to work with R is by entering commands straight in the console. When RStudio is started for the first time, its interface to the R console is on the left-hand side. The console window has three buttons on its top bar. On the right-hand side, there are two buttons that minimize or maximize the command window. On the left-hand side, just after the word Console, the current working directory is shown. On the right-hand side is an arrow that, when clicked, opens the file browser on the right-hand side to view RStudio's current working directory.

To execute a command from the console, type it after the prompt (the ...

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