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Install R and Rstudio on macOS with Homebrew

How to install the programming language R, widely used across statisticians for data mining and data analysis, and the IDE RStudio on macOS with Homebrew.

How to install R

The programming language R is widely used by statisticians for data mining and data analysis. The R project provides official binaries for Homebrew that can be installed from the Terminal with the following command:

$ brew cask install r

Alternatively, the Homebrew-compiled version of R omits the GUI app and can be installed with the command:

$ brew install r

Install Rstudio

The IDE Rstudio is a wide-spread syntax-highlighting development environment for R. The editor can be installed from Homebrew with the following command:

$ brew cask install rstudio

Rstudio will be installed in the path /Applications/RStudio.app.