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Humanities Data in R

Part of the series Quantitative Methods in the Humanities and Social Sciences pp 7-24

A Short Introduction to R

  • Taylor ArnoldAffiliated withYale University
  • , Lauren TiltonAffiliated withYale University

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Abstract

In this chapter, a basic introduction to working with objects in R is given. We provide the minimal working knowledge to work through the remainder of Part I. Basic computations on vectors, matrices, and data frames are shown. Particular attention is given to R’s subsetting mechanism as it is often a source of confusion for new users.