# Introduction to R – What is R?

In the first part of our Introduction to R series, we take you through how to download the R Programming Language for Mac, Windows or Linux. R is a language for statistical computing and graphics and has several built in statistical and structural tools for programming. We will also cover how to download RStudio, which will add even more features, and make your programming simpler and easier to understand.

R is available as Free Software under the terms of the Free Software Foundation’s GNU General Public License in source code form. It compiles and runs on a wide variety of UNIX platforms and similar systems (including FreeBSD and Linux), Windows and MacOS. It is designed to make many of the most common data processing tasks as simple as possible.

RStudio is an open source and enterprise-ready, professional software that makes working with the R language easier and adds additional functionality for larger teams. It is the go-to tool that most R professionals use to create stunning visualizations.

Download R **Here**

Download RStudio **Here**

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