FAQ: Introduction to R Syntax - Importing Packages

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There’s a typo in the first line of the prompt.
“R’s popoularity is also largely due to the many fantastic packages available in the language!”

Does it matter where you type the code to import a package? Does it have to be at the top or can it be anywhere?

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How do we know the packages have been installed in the notebook already? (The directions have us skip straight to import(package-name) Do we just assume that because it’s in the instructions, it’s already there?

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Yes it does matter. I actually put it in the end, and it didn’t work at all. So we always have to put in the beginning I guess.

Wait, is this a tip for python? What is R syntax

The solution to this exercise is very finicky.
I was doing the following because the exercise lists dplyr before readr

# load libraries

but it wasn’t working. apparently the answer is just switched around for some reason, even though
both should work just fine


# load libraries