# Preface

The intended audience for this book is anyone making using of Real Econometrics: The Right Tools to Answer Important Questions 2nd ed. by Michael Bailey who would like to learn to use R, RStudio, and the tidyverse to complete empirical examples from the text.

This book will be useful to anyone wishing to integrate R and the Tidyverse into an econometrics course.

RStudio is an integrated development environment that includes a console, syntax-highlighting editor, and tools to integrate report writing with empirical work, etc. RStudio IDE Features for more.

The tidyverse (a collection of packages that shares an underlying design philosophy, grammar, and data structures). We also make use of a variety of packages (bundles of code) to make coding more straightforward in terms of writing, understanding, and editing.

This book will be of use to anyone interested in learning to make use of R, RStudio, and the tidyverse to “do” econometric work.