The R interface is not particularly intuitive for beginners. For this reason, RStudio IDE, the desktop version, is an excellent option for interacting with R. The download and installation sequence is provided.

There are two versions; the RStudio Desktop version, and the paid RStudio Server version. In this book, we will focus on the RStudio Desktop IDE option, which is open source.

Prerequisites for RStudio installation

In this section, RStudio IDE is installed on the Windows 10 operating system:

  1. To download RStudio, you can retrieve it from
  2. Once you have downloaded RStudio, double-click on the file to start the installation. This will display the RStudio Setup and Welcome page. Click Next ...

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