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Installation Options for R Packages

Advanced Analytics

Andy Peredery


R software has gained traction over the last few years. The data science community has contributed greatly to the various analytical packages available. 

R packages are free and downloadable from multiple platforms.  

Depending on your environment, installation can range from minor to complex. This white paper provides a glimpse into how R packages are managed.

In this white paper, you’ll learn: 

  • How R’s usability provides value 
  • R Package installation best practices 
  • Command line installation steps 
  • Where to find the most comprehensive list of R packages
  • Installation troubleshooting guidelines