swirl is an interactive learning tool that works inside RStudio. I recommend swirl exercises for all R users, but especially for students who have never used a command script with a software analysis program before.
Install the swirl package inside RStudio. You are now ready to install the swirl package in RStudio. A package is a small program that runs inside R/RStudio. Follow the steps below.
Launch or open RStudio. In the “Console” after the > type:
It should look like this:
Launch the swirl package inside RStudio by typing in the Console:
If you choose Option 1. R Programming, you should see these options in the Console
For our class, I recommend completing the following units for the first week: 1 – 2
If you get stuck, you can always type info() to get a list of additional commands, as illustrated below:
After you are done with a session, type
You can then either exit RStudio or continue your data analysis.