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Learn R

This guide focuses on transformation and cleaning functions in R that are especially useful for working with tabular datasets.


Download the latest version of R from the following link:


  • Install the (.exe) by double clicking it and accepting the default settings.
  • You can use the R-GUI which comes by default with the installation or as specified in the next section use an IDE (RStudio)


  • The instruction to install Linux varies from flavor to flavor
  • Easiest way –
    • yum install R

R Studio

RStudio is a free and open source integrated development environment (IDE) for R. It consists of a console where the user can type R commands and an environment which shows the data that has been loaded. R should be installed first. R Studio once downloaded and installed should detect your R installation.

Download the latest version of R Studio from the following link:

Select the free “RStudio Desktop version” and download the Installer specific for your OS. 

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