R Language Updating R version


Installing or Updating your Software will give access to new features and bug fixes. Updating your R installation can be done in a couple of ways. One Simple way is go to R website and download the latest version for your system.

Installing from R Website

To get the latest release go to https://cran.r-project.org/ and download the file for your operating system. Open the downloaded file and follow the on-screen installation steps. All the settings can be left on default unless you want to change a certain behaviour.

Updating from within R using installr Package

You can also update R from within R by using a handy package called installr.

Open R Console (NOT RStudio, this doesn't work from RStudio) and run the following code to install the package and initiate update.


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Deciding on the old packages

Once the installation is finished click the Finish button.

Now it asks if you want to copy your packages fro the older version of R to Newer version of R. Once you choose yes all the package are copied to the newer version of R.

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After that you can choose if you still want to keep the old packages or delete.

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You can even move your Rprofile.site from older version to keep all your customised settings.

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Updating Packages

You can update your installed packages once the updating of R is done.

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Once its done Restart R and enjoy exploring.

Check R Version

You can check R Version using the console