Let’s Install R & RStudio on Windows Machine!

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I was recently searching for a way to do some text mining on Twitter Data. I was interested in a tool that has some “library” that helps to fetch twitter data & later, I wanted to create visualization like say word cloud, time series. etc. Turns out that “R” perfectly suited my needs because of libraries/packages such as TwitteR and ggplot2 – And so, I downloaded and installed R and RStudio on my windows machine. Here are the steps (I am using Windows Server 2008 R2 machine 64 bit):

1. Download R for Windows:

Install R for windows twitter analytics

2. After downloading it > Install it by leaving all options to default.

3. Download RStudio Desktop for windows:

install R studio for windows desktop

4. Install RStudio > leave all options to default.

5. Open RStudio > In the Bottom Right Pane, switch to Packages Tab > Click on Install Packages > In the packages box, type in ggplot2 and > click on Install.

ggplot2 package R Rstudio

5. Check that ggplot2 successfully unpacked and installed > Now similarly install the package: twitteR > make sure it is successfully unpacked and installed.

twitteR package R Rstudio windows analytics6. And I quickly created a chart of Twitter UserName vs Number of Tweets for #sqlpass:

we can do much mire but just wanted to show how you can do social media analytics with R!

Twitter Analytics with R Studio windows Bar Plot

Conclusion:

In this blog post, we saw a step by step process to download and install R and R studio on a windows machine.