How do I open and save work in R Studio?
The following steps will allow you to organize your RStudio related work into one folder which can later be used to continue work on your project.
Step 1. Designate a folder for each project on your desktop/flash drive. It is going to be your working space - place where you keep all work related to this file such as data, code, and graphics.
Step 2. Open R Studio, (new file of selected format, e.g. .R, .Rmd).
Step 3. Set up your working space using pull-down menu from Session tab on top banner, (in future you will write one line code instead of using “pull-down” menu).
Step 4. It is to be used when you re-access already saved work. Load your workspace using pull-down menu from Session tab on top banner, (in future you will write one line code instead of using “pull-down” menu).
Step 5. When finished, save your workspace by adding a meaningful name to it and suffix .Rdata format.
Step 6. If you decided to save the file respond to the prompt in console by typing y and pressing enter/return key. RStudio will close now.
There are many Internet resources related to R and R Studio. I suggest Mike Marin YouTube videos. Google: MarinStatsLectures-Home, then select Series 1, Tutorial 1.10. His tutorials are excellent!