In this tutorial, we will install R software on Windows 11 operating system.
R is free and open-source software. R is a programming language and an environment for statistical computing, data analysis, and visualizing data graphically. R is cross-platform and can be installed on many operating system platforms.
We can download the R from the CRAN mirrors. (Comprehensive R Archive Network )
Open a web browser and navigate to the CRAN mirrors URL.
Pick the closest mirror and click on the mirror URL link.
Alternatively, pick the below URL for the automatic worldwide redirection to servers.
Click on the link Download R for Windows link to download the software. This will open a webpage with R subdirectories. To install R for the first time click on the base link:
install R for the first time
This will launch the R download installer page.
Click on the link Download <version> for Windows link to download the R installer file.
The installer file format: R-<version>-win.exe
Double-click on the R installer file to launch the install wizard. Select the setup language from the drop-down to use during the installation. The default setup language is English.
Click on the OK button.
Click on the Next button on the Setup screen.
Choose the install location for the R. By default, the software would be installed into the following folder:
It’s recommended to install the software into the default install folder. In case, you need to change the location, click on the Browse button and select the installation folder.
Select the components. By default, select all the components.
On this screen, you can customize the startup options.
- We can choose from MDI or SDI(The default option is MDI single window)
- Plain text help or HTML help. ( The default option is the HTML help)
Click on the No option to accept the default options. Click on the Next button.
Start Menu shortcut
On this screen, we can set up the R start menu program shortcut. Click on the Next button.
In the next screen, we can choose additional install tasks. The additional tasks are:
- Create a desktop shortcut icon.
- Create a QuickLaunch shortcut.
- Save the version number in the Windows registry.
- Associate R software with the.RData files.
Click on the Next button to install the software. The setup wizard will install the software. Once done, click on the Finish button to complete the installation and quit the R setup wizard screen.
That’s it. We have successfully installed R on Windows 11 machine.