The R Project for Statistical Computing

Getting Started

R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. It compiles and runs on a wide variety of UNIX platforms, Windows and MacOS. To download R, please choose your preferred CRAN mirror.

If you have questions about R like how to download and install the software, or what the license terms are, please read our answers to frequently asked questions before you send an email.


  • R 3.2.0 (Full of Ingredients) prerelease versions will appear starting March 19. Final release is scheduled for 2015-04-16.

  • R version 3.1.3 (Smooth Sidewalk) has been released on 2015-03-09.

  • The R Journal Volume 6/2 is available.

  • R version 3.1.2 (Pumpkin Helmet) has been released on 2014-10-31.

  • useR! 2015, will take place at the University of Aalborg, Denmark, June 30 - July 3, 2015.

  • useR! 2014, took place at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA June 30 - July 3, 2014.