RStudio Cheat Sheets

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RStudio has created a range of its own ‘CheatSheets’ and collated submissions from others to make make life a little easier – below are a couple of examples, and a link to get the rest.

Web APIs for R with plumber Cheatsheet – The Plumber package enables R developers to build web APIs. Plumber uses special R comments combined with standard R functions to create API endpoints. This cheatsheet provides everything you need to get started building APIs in R with Plumber. Updated March 21.


Dates and Times Cheatsheet – Lubridate makes it easier to work with dates and times in R. This lubridate cheatsheet covers how to round dates, work with time zones, extract elements of a date or time, parse dates into R and more. The back of the cheatsheet describes lubridate’s three timespan classes: periods, durations, and intervals; and explains how to do math with date-times. Updated December 17.


Get the cheatsheets from the RStudio Website

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