1) How to Obtain R for Windows

If you are Using a Mac, Linux, or Unix go to the R web site for instructions

If you DO NOT have Administrator permission on your PC you will need assistance from a Systems Administrator. If this is the case, ask the Systems Administrator to complete the following steps.

After the following steps have been completed by someone
you can proceed with with steps 2-3 On The Main Page

The references to the R version "R-2.6.0" should be the current version that is available at the R web site, i.e. "R-v.v.v". R will be installed in (the local equivalent of) C:\Program Files\R\

NOTE: THERE IS A MAJOR CHANGE IN R 2.10.0 (2009-10-26) that will effect the display of the help files.

  1. To obtain Current Windows Version of R visit The Comprehensive R Archive Network. Click on [Mirrors] under CRAN on menu on the left, and choose a location close to you.

  2. Select "Windows (95 and later)" and click on "base" to obtain compiled binary. Review the instructions in the in the README file. Please look at the links [R FAQ] and [R windows FAQ].

  3. Download R (right click on R-2.6.0-win32.exe); select "Save Link Target As.." and save it to your Desktop, or other location. (this is a 28MB file)

  4. Double Click on R-2.6.0-win32.exe., and select all the default options. This will install R in standard location ( C:\Program Files\R\R-2.6.0).

  5. An R-Icon (short cut) should appear on your desktop after installation. If not, create a short cut to
    C:\Program Files\R\R-2.6.0\bin\Rgui.exe.
  6. Download sand_1.4.tar.gz for self install on Mac or Linux.

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