Installing R and RStudio - Easy R Programming


In our previous article, we described what is R and why you should learn R. In this article, we’ll describe briefly how to install R and RStudio on Windows, MAC OSX and Linux platforms. RStudio is an integrated development environment for R that makes using R easier. It includes a console, code editor and tools for plotting.

To make things simple, we recommend to install first R and then RStudio.


  1. R can be downloaded and installed on Windows, MAC OSX and Linux platforms from the Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN) webpage (http://cran.r-project.org/).

  2. After installing R software, install also the RStudio software available at: http://www.rstudio.com/products/RStudio/.


Install R and RStudio on windows

Install R for windows

  1. Download the latest version of R, for Windows, from CRAN at : https://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/base/

Download R for Windows

  1. Double-click on the file you just downloaded to install R

  2. Cick ok –> Next –> Next –> Next …. (no need to change default installation parameters)

Install Rtools for Windows

Rtools contains tools to build your own packages on Windows, or to build R itself.

  1. Download Rtools version corresponding to your R version at: https://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/Rtools/. Use the latest release of Rtools with the latest release of R.

Download Rtools for windows

  1. Double-click on the file you just downloaded to install Rtools (no need to change default installation parameters)

Install RStudio on Windows

Download RStudio for Windows

Install R and RStudio for MAC OSX

  1. Download the latest version of R, for MAC OSX, from CRAN at : https://cran.r-project.org/bin/macosx/

  2. Double-click on the file you just downloaded to install R

  3. Cick ok –> Next –> Next –> Next …. (no need to change default installation parameters)

  4. Download and install the latest version of RStudio for MAC at: https://www.rstudio.com/products/rstudio/download/

Install R and RStudio on Linux

  1. R can be installed on Ubuntu, using the following Bash script:

sudo apt-get install r-base

  1. RStudio for Linux is available at https://www.rstudio.com/products/rstudio/download/

To install the latest version of R for linux, read this: Installing R on Ubuntu

Further ressources for installing R and RStudio

It is relatively simple to install R, but if you need further help you can try the following resources:

Infos

This analysis has been performed using R software (ver. 3.2.3).









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