R is an open source programming language, used by Data Miners, Scientists, Data Analysts, and Statisticians. It is available under the GNU GPL V2 license from the Comprehensive R Archive Network
R can be used for many statistical, modeling, and graphical solutions. It is very Object Oriented in nature and is easily extensible.
Running Rstudio from the desktop
You can start R in a Graphical interface using the RStudio application from the desktop
Running the command line R console
R at the command prompt to launch the R console.
Our Windows VMs come equipped with R preinstalled. Most major R packages are also installed and further could be installed from CRAN using (from within the R console)
Once the package is loaded, you could start it using
Running R Scripts from the command line
Simply type the following on Command Prompt
(Optional) Setting the repository
In order to avoid R from asking which repository it should use every time a package
is installed, you need to edit the
.Rprofile file in your installation directory. If
it is not there, create a new file and call it
.Rprofile. Add the following code
r <- getOption("repos") r["CRAN"] <- "http://cran.us.r-project.org" options(repos = r) rm(r)
For more information, please visit the official R Studio website.