How it works...

Once you follow the steps described in the How to do it… section, the R software will be installed, and it's ready to use. You can open R using either the desktop icon or quick launch icon, or from the Start menu.

However, to do some advanced-level work in R or if you want to open the R console from the Windows Command Prompt, you need to do some configuration that is specific to the operating system. In this subsection, you will see how the configuration works.

If you want to access the R terminal from the Windows Command Prompt, then you must open the Windows Command Prompt, and then type R and press Enter. However, without correctly configuring R, you won't be able to open the R terminal in this way. The following are the ...

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