How to Install R and Rstudio in Windows

In this tutorial you will learn the steps to install R and Rstudio in a windows machine. The process is fairly automated and hassle-free, so after a few clicks on the installation process, both R and Rstudio should be located on your local disk.

The steps to take are the following:

  • The first step is to download R programming language. We do this on the following link: http://cran.us.r-project.org/
  • Then, click on Download R for Windows. Click on base. Click on Download R 3.5.1 for Windows (or any other more recent version that appears)
  • Install R by following the messages in the windows installation. Default settings should be fine for start.
  • Download the free version of Rstudio Desktop in the following link: https://www.rstudio.com/products/rstudio/download/ Default installation settings are preferred.
  • When the download is completed, open Rstudio to write your first piece of code in R!

A comprehensive and informative video for completing the above steps in Windows environment is the following:

Now that you have installed and run Rstudio for the first time, check this tutorial to import your first dataset in Rstudio and this tutorial to create your first discriptive plots in R.

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