In this part of the book, we introduce and skim through critical skills that we will draw on later in the book. The chapters are:

  1. Ethics
  2. A hello world exercise
  3. R essentials
  4. R desirables
  5. Reproducibility
  6. Workflow

Depending on your background, you may not need to go through all of this. For instance, if you are familiar with R and especially the Tidyverse, then you can likely skip that chapter. Similarly, if you are familiar with GitHub then much of that chapter can be skipped. Nonetheless, we felt that it was important to include all of this material, so that less experienced readers can gain confidence, and more experienced readers have a place to refer back to.