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Instant R Starter by Donato Teutonico

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Installation

In this section, we will see how you can obtain and install R on your computer. There are two main ways to install R; by downloading the binary distribution or by compiling the software from a source. Both methods will be described in the following sections.

Step 1 – obtaining and installing R

R can be obtained by downloading it from the CRAN website (http://www.r-project.org/). The Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN) is a network of FTP and web servers around the world that store identical, up-to-date versions of code and documentation for R. The CRAN is directly accessible from the R website, and on such a website it is also possible to find information about R, some technical manuals, the R journal, and details about the packages ...

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