Lesson 8 · Import data

What you will learn in this lesson

- How to manipulate files and folders in RStudio
- How to load a package
- How to load a package
- How to import a CSV file
- How to import an Excel file
- How to import an OpenDocument (OpenOffice/LibreOffice) file
- How to work with file paths with projects

So far we:

  • created a project
  • installed the Tidyverse

We are now ready to work on new data. Let’s start by importing some.

To match the experience you will have working with real life data, I purposely did not prepare the data beforehand. In this lesson and in the next one (lesson 9), we will learn how to import and how to prepare data.