CHAPTER 1

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Downloading R and Setting Up a File System

The first step in using R is to download R from the Internet. R can be downloaded for the modern operating systems Windows, OS X, and Linux. In this chapter, you will learn how to download and install R and the 30 basic packages as well as how to install other packages and update R. You will also learn how to use R in individual folders within the file system of the computer.

Downloading R

You can download R from the web site of the Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN). CRAN updates the installation process from time to time; however, the instructions in this book are for the current steps ...

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