To use R, you must first install it on your computer. This recipe gives detailed instructions on how to download and install R.
If you are new to the R language, you can find a detailed introduction, language history, and functionality on the official website (http://www.r-project.org/). When you are ready to download and install R, please access the following link: http://cran.r-project.org/.
Please perform the following steps to download and install R for Windows and Mac users: