# 1.2 — Meet R — R Practice

## Getting Set Up

Before we begin, start a new file with File $$\rightarrow$$ New File $$\rightarrow$$ R Script. As you work through this sheet in the console in R, also add (copy/paste) your commands that work into this new file. At the end, save it, and run to execute all of your commands at once.

## Creating Objects

### 1

Work on the following parts:

• a. Create a vector called me with two objects, your first name, and your last name.
1. Call the vector to inspect it.
1. Confirm it is a character class vector.

### 2

Use R’s help functions to determine what the paste() function does. Then paste together your first name and last name.

### 3

Create a vector called my_vector with all the even integers from 2 to 10.

### 4

Find the mean of my_vector with mean().

### 5

Take all the integers from 18 to 763,Hint: use the : operator to create a sequence from a starting number to an ending number

then get the mean.

## Playing with Data

For the following questions, we will use the diamonds dataset, included as part of ggplot2.

Install ggplot2.

### 7

Load ggplot2 with the library() command.

### 8

Get the structure of the diamonds data frame. What are the different variables and what kind of data does each contain?

### 9

Get summary statistics separately for carat, depth, table, and price.

### 10

color, cut, and clarity are categorical variables (factors). Use the table() command to generate frequency tables for each.

### 11

Now rerun the summary() command on the entire data frame.

### 12

Now look only at (subset) the first 4 diamonds in the dataset.

### 13

Now look only at (subset) the third and seventh diamond in the dataset.

### 14

Now look only at (subset) the second column of the dataset.

### 15

Do this again, but look using the \$ to pull up the second column by name.

### 16

Now look only at diamonds that have a carat greater than or equal to 1.

### 17

Now look only at diamonds that have a VVS1 clarity.

### 18

Now look only at dimaonds that have a color of E, F, I, and J.

### 19

Now look only at diamonds that have a carat greater than or equal to 1 and a VVS1 clarity.

### 20

Get the average price of diamonds in question 18.Hints: use your subset command as an argument to the mean function. You will not need a comma here because you are looking for a single row.

### 21

What is the highest price for a diamond with a 1.0 carat, D color, and VVS1 clarity?