Join Barton Poulson for an in-depth discussion in this video Installing R on your computer, part of Up and Running with R.
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R is a free download that's available for Windows, Mac, and Linux computers, and…installation is a simple process.…The first thing you need to do is go to the R Web site; that's r-project.org.…From there, you can scroll down to where it says Getting Started, and you see…download R. I'm going to click on that right now.…When you click on that, you get to choose what's called a CRAN Mirror.…CRAN stands for the Comprehensive R Archive Network, and what these are are…servers that have identical copies of all of the R information, and it's usually…helpful to find one that is physically close to you.…
I'm going to scroll down to the United States, and I'm close to UCLA right now,…so I'm going to click on that one.…From there, you have three choices, depending on the operating system of your machine.…You can download R for Linux, for Mac or for Windows, and most people will be…downloading R for Windows.…Let's click on that one first.…From there you have a few different choices.…The one that most people are going to want is base, and then you can simply…
The course continues with examples on how to create charts and plots, check statistical assumptions and the reliability of your data, look for data outliers, and use other data analysis tools. Finally, learn how to get charts and tables out of R and share your results with presentations and web pages.
- What is R?
- Installing R
- Creating bar character for categorical variables
- Building histograms
- Calculating frequencies and descriptives
- Computing new variables
- Creating scatterplots
- Comparing means