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Installing R

Both source code and binaries for Windows, Mac OS X, and several Linux distributions are available. You can install R on your computer from the R website,

  1. Click on the 'CRAN mirror' link in the menu on the left side of the page.
  2. Pick a location for downloading, preferably a geographic location near you.
  3. Pick the operating system that you are using, Windows, Mac, or Linux.
  4. Perhaps start with 'base' software.
  5. Peruse information in the README file.
  6. If using Windows, click on the R-installation .exe file to install.

    Note that the setup wizard gives you an option for where the R directory will be. You might just want to use the default and keep track of where it is for future reference.


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