R and RStudio are free software which contain powerful tools for statistical analysis and can run on a variety of computer platforms. You can download the latest version and find more information here: https://www.r-project.org/

Below are some basic features of the software to get you familiar with using it.

**Basic features of RStudio**

*Installing R and RStudio. *Please note the video includes an outdated version of R.

*Creating Objects and Using Functions*. In order to use many of the functions in R we need to assign values to objects. We will create objects and refer to them in the functions. Functions are automated commands which prefer specific statistical functions in R.

*Indexing Vectors. *A vector is a series of characters or numbers which we can perform operations on.

**Working with Dataframes (Datasets)**

For the following two videos download the dataset used in video.

*Importing a Dataset*. A dataset, known as a data frame in R, is a set of data with a series of variables listed in columns and individual responses for each variable represented across a row.

*Indexing a Data Frame. *Indexing a data frame allows you to pull out specific information to work with.