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How to install R & RStudio

July 26, 2017

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.

 

Hopefully this post provided you with some direction towards getting your hands on R!  Please share using the links below.

 

 

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