RStudio Setup and Customization

Navigate through RStudio like a pro
Rating: 4.8 out of 5 (3 ratings)
157 students
52min of on-demand video
English [Auto]

Install R and RStudio
Configure the global options
Customize themes, fonts, colors, sizes
Understand the purpose of panes: Console, Environment, Terminal, Packages, Files, Plots, Viewer, Help
Set-up projects, create scripts, navigate through files and folders
Tweak your RStudio IDE
Connect to git and clone a repository


  • No programming or RStudio experience needed.


Important! I had to change this course to PAID because of the bot accounts!

Please contact me on Linkedin for a free coupon!

RStudio (Posit) is the best IDE there is for Data Professionals.

It was initially created for R users and currently supports Python, SQL, C++, D3, and other programming languages.

It also facilitates the creation of R packages, Shiny Applications, Markdown documents, Quarto Documents, books, blogs, websites, Quarto Presentations (new!), APIs.

RStudio is what made R great and now millions of data scientists use R on daily basis.

I have taught R & RStudio to over 750 people and always emphasized the importance of understanding all the features of the RStudio API.

Having a friendly and ergonomic interface is very important.

Understanding the complete functionalities of Rstudio will give you an edge as some of them will save you hours, and others will improve your overall user experience.

This course will explain to you how to

  • install R and set up your RStudio IDE

  • configure the global options

  • understand the panes (console, scripts, environment, files, plots, packages, viewer, help)

  • launch projects and navigate through projects

  • understand the working directory, file, and folder structure

  • create your first script

  • connect to git and use the git pane

  • clone repository from GitHub

  • customize your code and add tweaks

  • install Python and run py scripts

Once you complete this course you will set up your RStudio correctly and once and for all.

Who this course is for:

  • Beginners who intend to learn R & RStudio but don't know where to begin
  • Programmers who just installed RStudio and are lost in the interface
  • RStudio users who want to unlock the full potential of the IDE


Consultant and Codementor
Arkadi Avanesyan
  • 4.9 Instructor Rating
  • 21 Reviews
  • 322 Students
  • 2 Courses

Arkadi graduated from the Free University of Brussels with a BSc in Engineering and MSc in Quantitative Finance. During his exchange year in Greece, he studied advanced mathematics applied to finance.

He started his career in 2013 as an Investment Banker in Luxembourg and transitioned to Programming, Consultancy, and Mentoring in 2019.

He is a Codementor with over 750 mentoring sessions.

In 2022, Arkadi joined the World Bank as an external consultant and for a period of four months trained teams across three time zones worldwide.

Currently, he conducts corporate training, creates high-quality courses, and trains private clients on a one-to-one basis.

His interests are IT, finance, technology, blockchain and cryptography, history, chess, and strategy online games.

He speaks English, French, Russian, Dutch, German, and Greek.

Top companies trust Udemy

Get your team access to Udemy's top 19,000+ courses