To install R on various platforms, the first requirement is to download appropriate binaries that are compatible with the relevant platform. In this section, we will briefly discuss installation on the Windows platform and will refer users to http://cran.r-project.org/doc/manuals/r-release/R-admin.html for the documentation for alternative platforms.
Installing R under Windows is as easy as installing any other software. After downloading the binary file for Windows (it comes with an
.exe file), the name is for example,
R-3.1.2-win.exe. This executable file contains binaries for a base distribution and a large number of add-on packages from CRAN. Users can install it just by double-clicking on the file and following ...