I love keyboard shortcuts. I work in R studio and using keyboard shortcuts has saved me a lot of time. There is a full list of short cuts here and I have pulled together my three most used shortcuts.
- Ctrl+enter or cmd+enter (Mac) will run the command where the cursor is and then move the cursor down. This is perfect for when you want to run your code line by line.
- Ctrl+shift+m or cmd+shift+m (Mac) will insert a pipe (if you don’t already use pipes then you can learn more here)
- Ctrl+shift+F10 or cmd+shift+F10 (Mac) will restart your R session. It unloads your packages but leaves the elements in your environment untouched. I use this a lot when I am jumping between scripts to minimise conflicts between packages.