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Technology is always changing. Before proceeding, it is best to make sure you have the most up-to-date computer, operating system, applications, internet browsers, etc.
Download and Open/Close R
Download the current version of R at cran.r-project.org
Example: "R-4.2.2.pkg" for Mac.
Verify that it will work with your current OS version. If necessary you can download older versions.
Mac Users: download XQuartz at xquartz.org
Once downloaded, install and open R. (Mac example shown).
Now close the R program (without saving) because we will be using a companion program, RStudio, to get the most out of R!
Download and Open RStudio
Download the current version of RStudio Desktop (free) at https://posit.co/download/rstudio-desktop/
Create a folder on your PC for R Projects.
Go to top navigation and click File, and New Project!