## The RStudio Interface

The goal of this lab is to introduce you to R and RStudio, which youâ€™ll be using throughout the course both to learn the statistical concepts discussed in the course and to analyze real data and come to informed conclusions. To clarify which is which: `R`

is the name of the programming language itself and RStudio is a convenient interface for working with `R`

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As the labs progress, you are encouraged to explore beyond what the labs dictate; a willingness to experiment will make you a much better programmer! Before we get to that stage, however, you need to build some basic fluency in `R`

. First, we will explore the fundamental building blocks of `R`

and RStudio: the RStudio interface, reading in data, and basic commands for working with data in `R`

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Go ahead and launch RStudio. You should see a window that looks like the image shown below.