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

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Chapter 4. Managing R Projects

In this chapter, we will cover RStudio projects, RStudio's file manager, introduce version control, and show how to use RStudio's integrated version control features.

R projects

In Chapter 1, Getting Started, we introduced the concept of a compendium—the set of scripts and data files that reproduce a statistical analyses as well as the report that is based on it. Managing growing sets of interdependent files, especially when multiple people are working on the same analyses, can be a hassle. RStudio's project management features make things a lot more manageable.

Tip

Always create an RStudio project, even for simple analyses—it makes managing your scripts a lot easier with virtually no extra effort.

Technically, an RStudio ...

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