Chapter 3 : R Studio Interface



Four Sections of R Interface

R Studio is an IDE which makes it easier for you to preserve your code and at the same time execute your code while writing. R Studio have four major sections as listed:
1. Working Area or Script Area
2. Console
3. Workspace or Environment
4. Additional Info and Output

Working Area or Script Area

This is the area where we write all our code. We can save this script file for later use.

The area highligted in green in below mentioned image is the script area.

Console

This is the area where all our codes get executed and show the output.

The area highligted in green in below mentioned image is the script area.

Workspace or Environment

This is the area where all the variables created will be stored. If you read a data set from excel, csv or from any other source and store it in a variable, then variable/data will also be available in the environment section.

The area highligted in green in below mentioned image is the script area.

Viewer or Additional Info & output

This is the area where we can see files, plots, packages, help etc. If you create a plot then it will be shwcased in this region. If you try to seek for help for any function, that will also reflect here in this section.

The area highligted in green in below mentioned image is the script area.

Look and Feel of R Studio

If you want to make changes to hte R Studio theme that is possible by following the below mentioned steps.

Step 1: Go to Tools and click on Global options

Click on Appearence

You can now play around with the look and feel of R Studio.

Select the R Studio theme from the drop down as shown in image by marker 4.

You can change the Editor font from the drop down as shown in image by marker 5.

Editor font size can be changed by selecting the font size from the drop down as shown in image by marker 6.

Editor theme can be changed by selecting the theme from the list of themes as shown in image by marker 7.



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