fyi... I wrote a short script to help new users get going with their Motus data analysis. This contains a subset of the code in the detailed Motus R Book, which should still be used as the ultimate authority. It shows how you can efficiently download your data,
convert a subset of it to a data frame, and save it offline as an *.rds file. It also shows how to generate some date & time variables using functions in lubridate.