If you will be participating in one of our training workshops (or teaching yourself using our online materials), you’ll need to download the software as described on this page. We recommend working with the most recent versions. So even if you already have installed some of the software required, consider updating it if newer versions are available.

Downloading R and Rstudio

All of our software is built on the R computing platform. R a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. It compiles and runs on a wide variety of UNIX platforms, Windows and MacOS.

You can download the version of R appropriate for your system from the Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN) site:

CRAN R download

We teach our workshops using Rstudio, an interface for R that provides simple GUI access to many commonly used R utilities, as well as integrated support for code repositories and markdown-based document production. Rstudio also offers a free version. Rstudio is recommended, but not required, to access R and the statnet software.

You can download the version of Rstudio appropriate for your system from the Rstudio website:

RStudio Desktop download