2.1 Basic Workflows

For now, let’s look at a basic workflow and some likely additions or changes you might make depending on your goals.

2.1.1 Example 1: Reporting

In this example, imagine someone has come to you and they want a bit more insight into the data they have. It’s currently in a messy spreadsheet, and they want you to load it into R and produce some nice looking graphics to help them understand trends and correlations in their data. They’re not bothered about any modelling for now, they just want some pretty graphs.

If we mapped out an appropriate workflow for this project, it might look something like this:

We import the data and clean it, then we summarise it and create our plots. We can then use feedback from