Install R and RStudio


A guide on how to install R and RStudio application on Windows, Linux.

Binod Jung Bogati

You are here to get step-by-step tutorials to install R.

In this article, you will learn how to install R language and RStudio IDE (on your system: Windows, or Linux OS).

What is R?

R is an open source language which was designed and built for the statistical computing and graphics. It can run on any OS platform and has a very large, vibrant community. R is a popular language for Data Science and Statistics.

It has a large number of packages for statistical modeling, data manipulation, Analysis and making high-quality graphics.

Here, you can get an overview ofR Programming Language.

What is RStudio?

RStudio is an integrated development environment (IDE) for R users. It is a great IDE which has features like R console, code editor, tools for plotting, history, debugging and workspace management.

Install R & RStudio in Windows

Install R & RStudio in Linux

Open the Terminal and type following command for installing R

Install R in Ubuntu / Debian

sudo apt-get install r-base r-base-dev
sudo apt-get update


sudo yum install R
sudo yum update

Install RStudio Server (Linux)

There is another Browser-based IDE called Rstudio server. It provides the service same as the desktop Rstudio and can be used from the remote Linux server. Rstudio server is only available for Debian and Ubuntu.

Install R Server

Open a terminal and use the following command

#64 bit
sudo apt-get install gdebi-core
sudo gdebi rstudio-server-1.1.456-amd64.deb
# 32bit
sudo apt-get install gdebi-core
sudo gdebi rstudio-server-1.1.456-i386.deb

Install R Packages

After you have installed R and RStudio, you can now install R packages easily.