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# How to install R & RStudio

**What is R?**

R is an open source programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics that is supported by the R Foundation for Statistical Computing. The R language is widely used among statisticians and data miners for developing statistical software and data analysis

**What is RStudio?**

RStudio is a free and open-source front end for for coding in the R language. It provides a great platform for coding as well as creating amazing visualisations from your data!

**How to install R & RStudio?**

1. Installing base R

You can download the base version of R __here__. This will enable you to run R (and install subsequent packages).

2. Installing RStudio

Ensure you've installed base R via the step above before attempting to install RStudio.

You can download RStudio from their website, __here__.

**Learn R!**

There is no shortage of websites online offering introductions to R coding. A nice one to get you started is by Data Camp, it's interactive and it's free! Have a look __here__.

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