How to install R programming language & R Studio in Windows17 July 2023
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:
- Using an online environment.
- Installing R in your local machine.
By following these steps you can simply Download R in your windows system.
Step 1 – Visit https://cloud.r-project.org/ and you will se a page like as in the above image and here click on Download R for Windows.Step 2 – Now here you have to click on install R for the first time.
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. Step 4 – Once you have finished the download, open the executable file to start the installation. This will start an installation wizard for you.
Here 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.
Step 6 – Now, Select the components which you want to install and Click on next.
Step 7 – If you want to customize the startup option then select the YES Or go with NO.
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.
Step 9 – Select the additional tasks you would like setup to perform while installing R for windows and then click on Next.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Once the installation is completed, click on Finish. You have now successfully installed RStudio in your local machine.
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