Course Software

This page lists all the software we’ll be using in class.

You should install and set everything here before the first day of class.

  1. Install / setup these tools:
  1. Install the latest version of R and RStudio:

We will always work in RStudio, so be careful to open RStudio and not the default R application that comes with R:

Open this Not this!
  1. If you have a Mac, install XQuartz. This is needed for making some figures.

  2. Sign up for RStudio cloud (the free version). It’s basically the same thing as RStudio, but accessible via a web browser. If things aren’t working on your computer, this is a great backup to quickly get back to working in R!

  3. You’ll need to install some R packages in RStudio that we will use throughout the semester. To do so, open RStudio then copy-paste this code into the console and press Return. This will install all the packages listed in the file.

That’s it - you’re all set for class!