Below are the setup instructions for the various bits of software we use in our training courses.
Further instructions for specific platforms can be found at the following pages:
R & RStudio Setup
Install a recent version of R. We recommend a version >= R 3.5.1 “Feather Spray”.
> getRversion()  ‘3.5.1’
RStudio is the most popular Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for R.
Install a recent version of RStudio. We recommend a version >= RStudio 1.1.463.
Update Existing R Packages
Update all installed packages using either
> update.packages(ask = FALSE, checkBuilt = TRUE)
Install Essential R Packages
There are some packages that we’ll always use. Make sure you have those installed.
Install Other R Packages
Install other packages from CRAN.
> install.packages("flexdashboard") > install.packages("learnr") > install.packages("bookdown")
Install a few packages directly from GitHub.
> devtools::install_github('rstudio/blogdown', dependencies = TRUE, upgrade = "always") > devtools::install_github('yihui/xaringan', dependencies = TRUE, upgrade = "always")
Check installed version of Hugo.
If Hugo was not found on your system then install using
If the version is old (< 0.52) then update.