R Coding Practices

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This article lays out some best practices for coding using R. Though it is possible to use R without it, the RStudio integrated development environment makes its use easier and is the standard among R users. There is not a single set of best practices and the guidelines below are suggestions that can and should be adapted the each project's needs, as well as users' preferences

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  • RStudio
  • Comments
  • Objects names

Package installation

Comments and script structure

Naming objects

Style and white space

Loops in R


Version control

RStudio projects

Additional Resources