Installing R

R is a standalone package. However, to get the most benefit, you must install a good text editor that works with R also.

If you are having trouble installing R, please email us for assistance.

Windows installation

Base R package

R-compatible text editor

  • Visit the Tinn-R website to get the latest version; click on the “Download Now” button

  • Save and install the EXE file


After installing Tinn-R you need to configure Tinn-R to communicate with R:

  • Vista and Windows 7 users: right-click on the Tinn-R icon and choose Run as Administrator. For Windows XP users: just start Tinn-R by clicking on the icon.

  • Go to the menu at the top, click on R

  • Then Configure

  • Then Permanent. Answer OK when completed.

  • Next, you must start R from Tinn-R:

    • Click on Start/Close and connections

    • Select Rgui (start): this causes Tinn-R to start R.

    • You will require internet access as it will continue to install several updates to allow Tinn-R and R to communicate.

Your windows will be arranged as shown here; you can see the internet updates taking place in the screenshot.


Mac installation

Linux installation

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