R is a language and environment for statistical computing and
graphics. It compiles and runs on a wide variety of UNIX platforms and
similar systems (including FreeBSD and Linux), Windows, and MacOS. R
is available as Free Software under the terms of the Free Software
Foundation's GNU General Public License in source code form and as
What is R?
For additional information visit the
R Homepage and read
What is R? (see Menu on
left) and the FAQs under Documentation. For on line documentation go
to The R Manuals
and see Item 1 for An Introduction to R---click on
[browse HTML]. See the NOTE below
How to Obtain R for Windows
If you are Using a Mac, Linux, or Unix go to the R web site for
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
After R has been installed ask the Systems Adminstrator to give you
write privileges in the folder where R has been installed.
The references to the R version "R-2.13.2" 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\ (THE
DEFAULT folder) unless another folder is specified.
- 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.
- Select [Download for Windows] and then select [base]
- Select [Download R 2.13.1 for Windows] and save it to your Desktop, or other location. (this is a 39MB file)
- Double Click on R-2.13.2-win.exe., and select
all the default options. This will install R in standard location ( C:\Program Files\R\R-2.13.2).
- An R-Icon (short cut) should appear on your desktop after
installation. If not, create a short cut to
NOTE: On the R home page left menu select the link to [Books] at least 110 are listed.
Brian Everitt and Torsten Hothorn. A Handbook of Statistical
Analyses Using R. Second Edition . Chapman & Hall/CRC, Boca Raton, FL,
2010. ISBN 1-584-88539-4 ( see package HSAUR2 at CRAN)
William N. Venables and Brian D. Ripley. Modern Applied Statistics
with S. Fourth Edition. Springer, New York, 2002. ISBN
0-387-95457-0. Package MASS at C:\Program
Files\R\R-2.13.2\library\MASS\scripts has scripit files for all code
in the book by chapter.
Last Revised 31 Aug 2011 by E.L. Frome
Last Revised 29 Nov 2011 by E.L. Frome