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:

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