Installing R and RStudio - Easy R Programming - Easy Guides - Wiki (2024)

    • Install R and RStudio on windows
      • Install R for windows
      • Install Rtools for Windows
      • Install RStudio on Windows
    • Install R and RStudio for MAC OSX
    • Install R and RStudio on Linux
    • Further ressources for installing R and RStudio
    • Related articles
    • Infos

    In our previous article, we described what is R and why you should learn R. In this article, we’ll describe briefly how to install R and RStudio on Windows, MAC OSX and Linux platforms. RStudio is an integrated development environment for R that makes using R easier. It includes a console, code editor and tools for plotting.

    To make things simple, we recommend to install first R and then RStudio.


    1. R can be downloaded and installed on Windows, MAC OSX and Linux platforms from the Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN) webpage (http://cran.r-project.org/).

    2. After installing R software, install also the RStudio software available at: http://www.rstudio.com/products/RStudio/.

    Install R for windows

    1. Download the latest version of R, for Windows, from CRAN at : https://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/base/

    Installing R and RStudio - Easy R Programming - Easy Guides - Wiki (1)

    1. Double-click on the file you just downloaded to install R

    2. Cick ok –> Next –> Next –> Next …. (no need to change default installation parameters)

    Install Rtools for Windows

    Rtools contains tools to build your own packages on Windows, or to build R itself.

    1. Download Rtools version corresponding to your R version at: https://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/Rtools/. Use the latest release of Rtools with the latest release of R.

    Installing R and RStudio - Easy R Programming - Easy Guides - Wiki (2)

    1. Double-click on the file you just downloaded to install Rtools (no need to change default installation parameters)

    Install RStudio on Windows

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    1. Download the latest version of R, for MAC OSX, from CRAN at : https://cran.r-project.org/bin/macosx/

    2. Double-click on the file you just downloaded to install R

    3. Cick ok –> Next –> Next –> Next …. (no need to change default installation parameters)

    4. Download and install the latest version of RStudio for MAC at: https://www.rstudio.com/products/rstudio/download/

    1. R can be installed on Ubuntu, using the following Bash script:

    sudo apt-get install r-base

    1. RStudio for Linux is available at https://www.rstudio.com/products/rstudio/download/

    To install the latest version of R for linux, read this: Installing R on Ubuntu

    It is relatively simple to install R, but if you need further help you can try the following resources:

    • Previous chapters
      • What’is R and why learning R?
    • Next chapters
      • Running RStudio and setting up your working directory
      • R programming basics

    This analysis has been performed using R software (ver. 3.2.3).


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