Instructor: Jing Gong. Class Time: M/W/F 2:00-2:50 pm

Setting up R and RStudio

R is a widely-used, open source statistical analysis platform. RStudio is an integrated development environment for R – that means it makes using R easier!

  • You should install both software packages – R and RStudio! Don’t just install R or your life will be difficult! 

We’ll be using this software to do some advanced analytics in the second half of the semester! You can get a full copy of the software – PC or Mac – for free!

First, download and install R:

  • Download the installation package for R.
    • Choose the link for your operating system (Windows or MacOS).
    • If you have Windows, choose the “base” installation file. If you have a Mac, you’ll have to choose the one that corresponds to your version of MacOS.
    • Download the latest version (the latest version is R 3.4.2)
    • Install the software, accepting the default options.

Now, download and install RStudio: (You need to have R installed first!)

  • Download the appropriate installer from the RStudio website.
    • We will use the RStudio Desktop (Open Source License) version, which is free.
    • Choose the link for your operating system (Windows or MacOS).
    • Download the latest version (the latest version is RStudio 1.1.383)
    • Install the software, accepting the default options.

After both are installed, you’re always going to run RStudio, which will use R behind the scenes to give you a pleasing analytics experience!

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