Version control using RStudio


If you want to use the RStudio interface to control git, you need to create a RStudio Project. To do so, you should first organize your files in one folder that will become your git repository. Once this is done, you can create a new RStudio Project from the upper-right corner of the RStudio IDE window, choosing New Project

Now, you have two options:

  • Create the Project based on an existing folder (e.g., you already have been working and writing code and you want to start using git versioning on this work)

  • Create the Project from scratch based on a new empty folder

Versioning existing work

Create the RStudio Project

  • Choose Existing Directory from the wizard