R is easy to download. These instructions will show you how to download R in just minutes to your Windows computer. If you have a Mac or Linux computer check out http://www.r-project.org/ for more information.
Step 1 to Download R:
First, go to http://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/base/
(for Mac, go to http://cran.r-project.org/bin/macosx/ and for Linux go to http://cran.r-project.org/bin/linux/. For Linux you’ll then need to select the type of Linux, but if you’re using Linux, do you really need help?)
Step 2 to Download R:
Next, click the link to download R. The page looks a little different for Mac and Linux but the concept is similar.
Step 3 to Download R:
If you’re using the browser Chrome, a file called R-2.15.1-win.exe will then be saved to your Downloads folder and will also be shown at the bottom of your browser window. If you’re using the Internet Explorer browser, R will still download to your Downloads folder but will be shown in the taskbar instead of in the browser window. At 47mb, the current version of R (2.15.1 as of 10/24/12) takes just a minute or two on to download on a fast connection.
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