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Instruction for installing R, RStudio, and R-Packages

1. Please download and install the latest version of R 3.5.1 from the following website

https://cloud.r-project.org/

2. Please download and install the latest version of RStudio 1.1.456 from the following website

https://www.rstudio.com/products/rstudio/download/#download

To check if your RStudio has been linked to the right version of R, log in RStudio and go to Tools->
Global Options. You will see the version of R on the top of the interface.
3. Create a folder to save your files and data of R and set it as your default working directory.

Log in RStudio and go to Tools-> Global Options to find “Default working directory (when not in a
project)”. Click Browse and select the folder you have created.

Exit RStudio and then log in again. The Console of Rstudio shows your default working directory.

4. Install R packages that you might use.
Please go to Canvas->Modules->Learning Modules -> Chapter 4 Descriptive Data Mining-> Data and
Scripts – 04. Download the R script “Install-R-packages.R” and save it to your default working folder.
Open this file from RStudio, and run the script to install additional packages that you may need.
When you open this R script, select lines 33-47 and use “ctrl” + “Enter” of your keyboard to run the
selected script. After this part has been done, you can further run lines 51-53 and lines 57-59. The
Lines 6-14 describes two questions that you need to answer when running the scripts.

I have tested the four steps process in both Windows and OS X systems. Let me know if you need
additional assistance.