Installing R Studio for Power BI

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In our last post, we installed R for Power BI. Let’s now install RStudio, which is an IDE for R.

First, download R Studio from We will install the free version:

Select the Windows installer:

This downloads the file below. Open it:

Click Next:

Select a path and click Next:

Click Install:

Click Finish:

In Windows Start menu, we see the new RStudio folder with RStudio:

Select it to open RStudio:

In our Power BI Desktop Options, we see it has detected RStudio as an R IDE and selected it:

Next, we will look at using a marketplace Power BI R Visualization.


Carl de Souza is a developer and architect focusing on Microsoft Dynamics 365, Power BI, Azure, and AI.

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