I am a developer and I don't like to spend one hour of the class or workshop installing R. To tackle that problem I polished these instructions over time by doing experiments with different machines in order to maximize the in-classroom experience.

R and RStudio

This setup aims to install both R and RStudio. You can think of installing R as buying car and of installing R and RStudio as buying a car with all the accessories for a better user experience.

R refers to a software environment that comes with a GUI (Graphical User Interface).

is an IDE (Integrated Development Environment) that makes R easier to use.It includes a code editor, debugging and visualization tools.

Install R and RStudio on Windows

Step 1. Download R for Windows here.
step 2. Run the .exe file that was downloaded in the step above.
step 3. Go to the RStudio Download page.
step 4. Under Installers select RStudio current version.
step 5. Double click the file to install it.

Once R and RStudio are installed, open RStudio to make sure that you don’t get any error messages.