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This tutorial is a beginners guide for getting started with R, once you complete it you should have R installed on your computer and be able to import data, perform basic statistical tests and create graphics.
The first things you will have to do is download R and install it on your computer. To do this you’ll need to visit a CRAN (Comprehensive R Archive Network) repository. There are a number of sites you can find easily by searching, however here in Australia it is hosted by the CSIRO here. When you visit the site you’ll be asked to click on the link to the R version for your computer (Linux, Mac, Windows). Once you do so, you can then proceed to download the software (although for Windows users make sure you select the base version of R to install).
Once R is installed, you’re ready to get going, although I would recommend installing one other piece of software before proceeding – RStudio which may be found here. RStudio is a fantastic development environment for writing R scripts and is especially useful for beginners.Read More