Class 2: Software Setup

Today, we’ll make sure we’re all set up up with R, Git, GitHub, and VS Code. We’ll also review some basic R concepts and get started with Git and VS Code.


  • Set up VS Code with R and Git. For some basic instructions, see R in VS Code and Git in VS Code
  • Set up SSH keys for communication with GitHub. Some tips available here.
  • Create your first repository
  • Review data manipulation in R using the tidyverse