6 Install or upgrade R and RStudio
Install pre-compiled binary of R for your OS: https://cloud.r-project.org
Install Preview version RStudio Desktop: https://www.rstudio.com/products/rstudio/download/preview/
Update your R packages:
update.packages(ask = FALSE, checkBuilt = TRUE)
Read on for more detail or hand-holding.
6.1 More about R and RStudio
Get current, people. You don’t want to adopt new things on day one. But at some point, running old versions of software adds unnecessary difficulty.
In live workshops, there is a limit to how much we can help with ancient versions of R or RStudio. Also, frankly, there is a limit to our motivation. By definition, these problems are going away and we’d rather focus on edge cases with current versions, which affect lots of people.
For more guidance on installing or upgrading R and RStudio, go here: