Cleaning data in R

I am new to R and still trying to find my way around. I was following a presentation on cleaning data in R; installing and loading different packages - “here”, “skimr”, “janitor”, “dply” (in that order) but got this when i tried loading “dplyr”


Attaching package: ‘dplyr’

The following objects are masked from ‘package:stats’:

filter, lag

The following objects are masked from ‘package:base’:

intersect, setdiff, setequal, union

Can someone please explain what this means.

Thank you

Hi @Baba. Getting started with R definitely is definitely full of hard to understand messages.

One way to figure them out is to search for that text or error message in e.g. google. When I did that, it led me to another person asking this question and getting an answer in the RStudio community forum: The following objects are masked... - RStudio Community

Aside: here’s the set of tutorials I used to get started with R: What is RYouWithMe? | R-Ladies Sydney. Was great for explaining things that more experienced folks take for granted.

Good luck!


Thanks for the information. I appreciate

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