## 1.1 Learning Objectives

After completing this lab, you should be able to:

• Explain what R is and describe its main uses.
• Give (at least) 3 benefits of using R for data analysis.
• Create R objects.
• Identify R objects of the following R classes: numeric, character, logical, data.frame.
• Apply basic operations to vectors in R.
• Explain the basic structure of function calls.
• Write scripts to manually enter data as data.frames in R.