FAQ: Introduction to R Syntax - Variables

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Hi! In the previous chapter I was learning about data types in R (4/12). I learned we prefer single quotes to surround strings. However, in this learning chapter about variables, in the example double quotes are used. Is this because these things are variables? Or should I use single quotes in my string variables too?
Hope to get an answer!
Sincerely, Marja


Answer to your question is here.


In question 1 I am asked:
Create a variable name with your first name as a string.

I enter:
name <- ‘Shannon’

I keep getting marked for an incorrect response and asked “did you declare a variable name of type character?”

After much frustration, I told the system to show the correct answer, which was:
name <- ‘Natalia’

I have zero idea why that answer is correct and why mine is incorrect… there is no difference in the code that I can discern. Please help!

You mean like this?

If so, the issue is where you typed your code.

The code you want to execute needs to be between the sets of triple back ticks:

#code goes here