R Installation Instructions

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R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. It compiles and runs on a wide variety of UNIX platforms, Windows and MacOS.


  1. First, go to the R-Project for Statistical Computing.
  2. Select one of the links under “Getting Started”.
  3. Scroll down to USA (or your current location) and select one of the links to download the mirrors.
  4. Under “Download and Install R”, select your operating system.
  5. Click on “Install R for the first time”.
  6. Click “Next” and customize as you wish.  Defaults are automatically set.
  7. Click “Finish”.

Or, skip those steps and download R from Michigan Technical University – Download R 3.0.1 for Windows.