Set Up R and Rstudio on your computer

Welcome

This tutorial will help you set up your computer to use R. It is for you if you need to:

  • Install R on your computer
  • Install the RStudio IDE
  • Install the tidyverse R package

You can skip this tutorial if you’ve already done these things.

Is this tutorial for you?

Do you need to work through the tutorial? Take the quiz below to find out.

Install R

How to install R

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Quiz - Install R

Install RStudio

How to install RStudio

RStudio is an Integrated Development Environment for R. What does that mean? Well, if you think of R as a language, which it is, you can think of RStudio as a program that helps you write and work in the language. RStudio makes programming in R much easier and I suggest that you use it!

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Quiz - Install RStudio

Install Packages

How to install R packages

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Quiz - Working with Packages