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16  Installing R

The main website for R is You can find information about obtaining R. It is freely downloadable and there are pre-compiled versions for Linux, Mac OS and Windows.

To install the binaries is usually quite straightforward and is similar to installation of other software. The binaries are relatively large (around 10Mb) and often there are sets of smaller files available for download.

As well, the ``R Installation and Administration'' manual from the distribution is available for download from
This offers detailed instructions on installation for your machine.

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