Last modified: Tue Jan 12 18:45:23 HST 2010
- Download the R binaries. (version 2.8.1 is out)
- Go to http://www.r-project.org
- Click on CRAN on the left under downloads;
- Choose a mirror.
- Choose the Windows option.
- Click on base.
- Download R by right-clicking on R-2.8.1-win32.exe (or a
later aptly named version). Save it to a directory that's easy to
- Install R.
- Double-click on R-2.8.1-win32.exe (or similarly
named version). Choose your setup language:
- You will see the following. Note that the images reflect
the installation of version 2.8.1. The installation of
newer versions will be similar. If there are substantial
changes, then I will generate new images. Click on Next.
- Read the License (if you desire), click on "I accept the
agreement", then click on Next.
- Next you will see a Setup window asking where you want
to install R. What is below is fine. Change it to your
liking (but make a note of it). Click on Next.
- Next you will be asked which components you should
install. The only one required is the first one. However,
the help files you will find useful. I'd install
the default. Click on Next once you've selected the
- Select "Yes" if you want to customize the startup.
Selecting "Yes" allows you to customize the startup
interface (One big window or multiple windows (default)),
the type of help (plain text, html, or compiled html
(default)), or type of internet access (internet2 or
standard setting (default)). Unless you have a reason to do
so, I would select "No" and click next. If you do select
customization, I like the SDI interface instead of the MDI
interface. If your school makes use of the Internet 2, I'd
use that as well, since downloads will be faster (if
downloading from another school with Internet 2).
NOTE THAT BOTH TINN-R and NOTEPAD++ REQUIRE R TO BE USING
THE SDI INTERFACE!!!!
- The installation now asks where you want to install the
programs shortcuts. Pick where you want them, then click
- The next menu asks about any additional tasks to perform.
You may want to have a desktop shortcut. I'm not sure what
the last one is though. Click next when ready.
- Next we wait....
- Click on Finish!
- R is installed! R is a very easy program to install.
Easier than Emacs.... Now that R is installed, you can
delete the R-2.8.1-win32.exe file.
- Now you can proceed and install