Downloading and installing R

To use R, you must first install it on your computer. This recipe gives detailed instructions on how to download and install R.

Getting ready

If you are new to the R language, you can find a detailed introduction, language history, and functionality on the official website ( When you are ready to download and install R, please access the following link:

How to do it...

Please perform the following steps to download and install R for Windows and Mac users:

  1. Go to the R CRAN website,, and click on the download R link, that is,
  2. You may select the mirror location closest to you:

    CRAN mirrors

  3. Select the correct ...

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