Upgrade R 3.0.3

R is a free software programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics. The R language is widely used among statisticians and data miners for developing statistical software and data analysis. Polls and surveys of data miners are showing R's popularity has increased substantially in recent years. Recently the new version of R codename “Warm Puppy" have been released.

You can download the latest version from here http://cran.rstudio.com/ . Or, if you are using Windows, you can upgrade to the latest version using the installr package http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/installr/ . Simply run the following code:

# installing/loading the package:
if(!require(installr)) {
install.packages("installr"); require(installr)} #load / install+load installr

I try to keep the installr package updated and useful. If you have any suggestions or remarks on the package, you’re invited to leave a comment below.

If you use the global library system http://www.r-statistics.com/2010/04/changing-your-r-upgrading-strategy-and-the-r-code-to-do-it-on-windows/ , you can run the following in the new version of R: