How to install R programming language & R Studio in Windows

How to install R programming language & R Studio in Windows

17 July 2023 0 By Anshul Pal

In this tutorial we are going to see that how to install R programming language & R studio in windows. Before installing R on your computer, you first need to determine the operating system that you are using. R has binaries for all the major operating systems including Windows, MacOS, and Linux. R is a programming language and software environment for statistical analysis, graphics representation and reporting. R was created by Ross Ihaka and Robert Gentleman at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and is currently developed by the R Development Core Team.

Steps for installing R

You can use R programming language in two different ways:

  1. Using an online environment.
  2. Installing R in your local machine.

By following these steps you can simply Download R in your windows system.

Step 1 Visit and you will se a page like as in the above image and here click on Download R for Windows.R step-1Step 2 – Now here you have to click on install R for the first time. R Step-2

Step 3 – Now you can see a new tab where you have to click on Download R for windows. After that, the executable file starts downloading.  R Step-3 Step 4 – Once you have finished the download, open the executable file to start the installation. This will start an installation wizard for you.

R Step-4Here simply read the terms and conditions and click on next.

Step 5 – Choose the path where you want to store R programming language. Click on Browse and select a custom path and if you don’t want to set the custom path then you will go with default path. Just tab the next button.R Step-5

Step 6 – Now, Select the components which you want to install and Click on next.

R Step-7

Step 7 – If you want to customize the startup option then select the YES Or go with NO.

R Step-8

Step 8 – This setup will create a program’s shortcut in the following start menu folder. To continue, click Next. If you would like to select a different folder, Click Browse and them click on next.

R Step-8

Step 9 – Select the additional tasks you would like setup to perform while installing R for windows and then click on Next.R Step-9

Wait for a while until the installation concludes. Once done, click on finish. Congrats you have successfully installed  R programming language. Now, we are going to install the R studio. If you have any errors while downloading this please leave a comment below.

Steps for installing R Studio

If you want to work with R in your local machine, installing R is not enough. R does not come with a GUI-based platform. Most users install a separate IDE which allows them to interact with R. It gives them additional functionality such as help, preview, etc. The most popular IDE for the R programming language is RStudio.

You can follow these steps to install RStudio on your Windows machine.

Step 1 – Visit rstudio-desktop to download the free version of R studio for your local machine. Here click on Download RStudio Desktop for Windows.

Install R Studio


Step 2 – After installing the executable file, you need to start the installation. Open the exe. file and you can see a setup wizard like this. Just simply click on next.

R Studio 2

Step 3 – Now select the destination path where you want to store the R studio or you can go with the default path and click on next.

R studio 3

Step 4 – Create a shortcut for R studio by giving its name and if you don’t want to create a shortcut then mark on the checkbox and click on Install.

R studio 4

Once the installation is completed, click on Finish. You have now successfully installed RStudio in your local machine.

Thanks for reading. We hope that you successfully install R language and R studio in your local machine. If you like this post probably you might like my next ones, so please support me by subscribing my blog.

Suggested Reading