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 (http://www.r-project.org/). When you are ready to download and install R, please access the following link: http://cran.r-project.org/.

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, http://www.r-project.org/, and click on the download R link, that is, http://cran.r-project.org/mirrors.html):
  2. You may select the mirror location closest to you:

    CRAN mirrors

  3. Select the correct ...

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