# Basics of R

Get introduced to the R programming language.

The purpose of this first chapter is to introduce the essential workings of R and get us up to speed with the basics of the language. Some of this material may be familiar to us if we’ve used R before, but the goal is to get anyone reading the course up to a basic level of familiarity with R. In this chapter, we’ll learn many of the primary and essential functions of R, such as the following:

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