[R] R Beginner - Need Perhaps 5 - 10 Minutes of R User Time to Learn Few Basics

John Kane jrkrideau at inbox.com
Thu Nov 14 16:00:00 CET 2013

This is not an R question per se.  It really seems like an RStudio question.  They have their own help forum and it is probably best to ask there.  

My first thought was that you had just closed the output window in RStudio but in my version, 0.97.449 under Ubuntu 13.10 the window automatically opens when you send a command to R.

You have not said what operating system you are using. If in Windows, IIRC, you can just open an RGui or RTerminal and work there.  Just open the script in a text editor and paste it (preferably line-by-line) and see what happens.  Actually just type in something like 1 + 1 and see what happens

In Linux open a terminal window, start R and do the same. No idea about Macs

This way you will get an idea if the R installation or the RStudio installation is likely the culprit.

It sounds like a faulty RStudio installation to me but who knows. An RStudio session should look more or less like this http://www.rstudio.com/ide/ . If you don't have those four panels then you have an RStudio problem.

John Kane
Kingston ON Canada

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> Subject: [R] R Beginner - Need Perhaps 5 - 10 Minutes of R User Time to
> Learn Few Basics
> I have finally decided that I will learn R and learn it very well. For
> now I am using a program that a friend of mine developed to do some
> advanced statistical analyses. I downloaded RStudio to my machine.
> [Perhaps RStudio is not the best platform to work from -  I have heard
> that Rattle is sort of the new standard.] I have so far been able to
> highlight the rows of the code that I wish to run, but then I somehow
> turned off seeing the output. I also cannot find where I would locate the
> output window. Yes, frustrated.
> Would any kind soul be interested in helping kickstart my R learning? I
> have JoinMe installed on my machine so I figure we can do it
> interactively. It should not take more than a few minutes. I am already
> very experienced with both C and VBA languages as well as SPSS syntax so
> there is not much need to worry about me being too much of a novice.
> Thank you very much in advance.
> Zach Feinstein
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