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If you have never used the computing and programming language R this page is for you. To get you going you need to first install R, a graphics user environment and the R packages needed to use poppr.

Donwload and install R

R can be installed for all major operating systems following the instructions found at: http://www.r-project.org/ and http://www.cran.r-project.org/doc/manuals/R-admin.html. After installing R we suggest you install Rstudio next.

Download and install Rstudio

We suggest that you use Rstudio as your graphics user environment. It is a wonderful tool that helps with installing packages, navigating directories and provides multiple panels for seeing graphics, variable status and for working on R scripts and more. Like R, it is open source, multi-platform and free.

Install poppr and all dependent packages

Next we suggest you install poppr by going to installation page.