Tuesday, February 21, 2017

How do I download R Studio to run / learn R programming?

If you are looking for the free version you need to download the RStudio Desktop which comes under Open Source License. Go here to see other versions which are not free ).

In the above link choose the free edition which has Integrated Tools for R and click Download.

You get the following page. If your operating system is in this list, you download from the related link. Note that depending on whether or not you have R 2.11.1+ version. If you do not have you need to download that one first (http://cran.rstudio.com/).


Click on the one you need. For Windows 10 Desktop, the relevant installer is RStudio 1.0.136 -Windows Vista/7/8/10.

You save the file to your Downloads folder.

Double click the executable and it begins installing following the wizard steps.

The installation folder by default is C:\Program Files\RStudio but you can change. You can also add shortcuts.

The installation is quick and you will find the rstudio.exe in the RStudio\bin folder. Double click to launch the program. The shiny package is already in it as shown.


When you just run library(shiny) in RStudio you get the following response. You also get color coding and code guidance very much like intellisense as shown.


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