# Lesson 5 · R and RStudio

**What you will learn in this lesson**

- The basics of R and RStudio

- What packages are

The next step in our journey is to learn the core basics of R and RStudio. In my opinion, and contrary to what we find in so many introductory courses, we do not need to cover every single basic feature of R to get started. You are here because you want to use R to work on your data. You are not here to become a specialist of the inner workings of R.

So let’s keep this lesson simple and focused to what you need - no less, no more.