Installing and Using R

Getting Started with R

Install R

Get Access to R

First, you will need access to R. There are two ways you can do this.

  • If you want it installed on your computer, download and install the R statistical programming language:
  • If you want to use it in the cloud, you can get a free account using Posit:
    • This is also the preferred solution with Macs, since some Macs make installing this difficult.

The cloud version also includes an interface called RStudio that makes it easier to write code in R. You can also get it for your computer if you like. It is optional, but does make things easier.

You can download RStudio here: