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# R-intro - Introduction to Using R R is an object oriented...

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Introduction to Using R R is an object oriented programming language. We are NOT going to learn to write programs in R. Rather, we will apply R functions written by others to our data sets in order to analyze the data and then we will interpret the output from these functions. In order to understand what R is doing for us, there are a few fundamentals about the language and how it operates that we should understand. Prompts: When R is waiting for us to tell it what to do, it begins the line with > If we give it an incomplete command and it can not finish the task requested it provides + To get out of R we use the command > q() R as a Calculator: At the prompt, we enter the expression that we want evaluated and when we hit enter, it will compute the result for us. For Example: > 4+6 Use * for multiply. Use ^ for raised to the power of. Use parentheses to ensure that it understands what you are trying to compute. The order of doing arithmetic operations is (left [done first] to right [done last]) ^ / * - + Built-in Functions: pi exp(3) ## provides the cube of e log(1.4) ## provides the natural logarithm of the number 1.4 log10(1.4) ## provides the log to the base of 10 sqrt(16) ## provides the square root of 16

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Assignment Statements: Just like in algebra, we often want to store a computation under some variable name.
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