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What This Software Does

RStudio is an open source software that allows users to run R in a more user-friendly environment. 

How Can I Use This Software?

RStudio provides convenient and easy-to-use tools for plotting, history, debugging, and workspace management for optimal managing of files. Users can make use of a source-code editor and console. RStudio is available in two versions, one for use on a desktop and one that can be used while accessing a server.


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Technical Requirements

RStudio requires that R is installed prior to installation. The number of cores, the speed of cores, and the amount of RAM is highly dependent on the work that will be done while using the software, though the recommended minimum requirements are 4 GB RAM. RStudio is available for all Mac, Windows, and Linux users.