Setting Up With R
If you wish to try out the code examples that are also given in R at the bottom of every page, you will need to install R on your computer. You can download R from one of the R mirrors in your country.
If you are using Ubuntu you can easily install R with this command from the terminal:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install r-base
If you are using Red Hat Enterprise Linux or CentOS, you can issue the following command at the terminal while logged in as root
yum install R
If you need additional instructions, you can follow the official R admin manual as seen here below
To install on a Mac, Homebrew is a very capable package manager. Just issue this at Terminal's command line
brew tap homebrew/science brew install Caskroom/cask/xquartz brew install r
It is preferred not to use the sudo command for Homebrew.
For Windows, just download the executable from any of the R mirrors mentioned above. It's best to pick a mirror close by.
You can always check that your download is not corrupt by using