The first thing we’ll do (likely before you even read these words) is start a new R project for this class. You can either select an existing directory—perhaps the one where you’ve saved the exercise files—or create a new one. You’ll be saving all of your work for the semester here. In fact, I would recommend you create a master folder, named whatever you like, with subfolders named:

  • exercises: into which you can save the RMD files I will provide for each coding session
  • fieldbooks: into which you can create your own RMD files for your fieldbook submissions
  • data: into which you can save data files when we use them for later labs.

For each coding session I will provide an RMD file like this one with instructions and sample code. You should download the RMD file (save it in that exercises folder you created) and open it in R studio.