So here i am writing a bit about learning ‘R’. I’ve been so much in love with the software and thought it would be a great idea to share everything I know about it. Although it may not be much, I think this article can help anyone trying to start out with ‘R’. Here it goes..

  1. Installing ‘R’ and ‘RStudio’

R Installation:
Pretty much everything about installation and administration of R can be learnt from this webpage. But here are simple steps anyway.

Ubuntu:

  1. First update: ‘sudo apt-get update’ followed by ‘sudo apt-get install upgrade’
  2. To install a complete R system: sudo apt-get install r-base
  3. Inorder to compile R packages from source: sudo apt-get install r-base-dev

Mac OS X:

  1. The latest version of R can always be found here
  2. Double clicking on the .pkg file should begin the installation

Installing RStudio:
In-order to install RStudio R must be installed first.
Latest version of the software suitable for your OS can be obtained here

And you are good to go.