1.3 R Commander

1.3.1 Installing R Commander

R Commander is free, open-source software.

  1. Download the latest version of R. Make sure to select the correct version for your operating system.
  2. Mac users only: Download the latest version of XQuartz.
  3. Open R. Type install.packages("Rcmdr") and press enter. If you are asked to select a CRAN mirror, select one in Canada (either ON or MB is fine).

After you press enter, your R window should look like this:

If you are seeing an error message, check for typos. If the error persists, contact a TA for help.

1.3.2 R Commander Basics

Watch the following video and follow along in your own R Commander window. If you would like to see a transcript of this video, you can do so here.