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.


  • The R Journal Volume 9/2 is available.

  • R version 3.4.3 (Kite-Eating Tree) has been released on 2017-11-30.

  • The R Journal Volume 9/1 is available.

  • R version 3.3.3 (Another Canoe) has been released on Monday 2017-03-06.

  • The R Journal Volume 8/2 is available.

  • useR! 2017 (July 4 - 7 in Brussels) has opened registration and more at

  • Tomas Kalibera has joined the R core team.

  • The R Foundation welcomes five new ordinary members: Jennifer Bryan, Dianne Cook, Julie Josse, Tomas Kalibera, and Balasubramanian Narasimhan.

  • The R Journal Volume 8/1 is available.

  • The useR! 2017 conference will take place in Brussels, July 4 - 7, 2017.

  • R version 3.2.5 (Very, Very Secure Dishes) has been released on 2016-04-14. This is a rebadging of the quick-fix release 3.2.4-revised.

  • Notice XQuartz users (Mac OS X) A security issue has been detected with the Sparkle update mechanism used by XQuartz. Avoid updating over insecure channels.

  • The R Logo is available for download in high-resolution PNG or SVG formats.

  • useR! 2016, has taken place at Stanford University, CA, USA, June 27 - June 30, 2016.