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 version 3.6.2 (Dark and Stormy Night) has been released on 2019-12-12.

  • useR! 2020 will take place in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

  • R version 3.5.3 (Great Truth) has been released on 2019-03-11.

  • The R Foundation Conference Committee has released a call for proposals to host useR! 2020 in North America.

  • You can now support the R Foundation with a renewable subscription as a supporting member

  • The R Foundation has been awarded the Personality/Organization of the year 2018 award by the professional association of German market and social researchers.

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