Introduction to Radiant

Installing R, Rstudio, and Radiant on Windows

For Windows, download and run the all-in-one installer for R, Rstudio, and Radiant. For a video tutorial see the Install Radiant on Windows video below:

Note: Some users have reported that the Malwarebytes software can inappropriately block R-packages from being installed or updated. If you use Malwarebytes and are experiencing problems you can try (temporarily) turning it off during the install process or when upgrading.

Credits: Thanks go to Brandon Salas at the Rady School of Management for creating the Windows installer

Installing R, Rstudio, and Radiant on macOS

For Mac, first download and install R from Download the .pkg file, double-click, and follow the prompts. After R has been installed, open R, copy-and-paste the command below into R, and press return. Accept all default settings during the install process:


For a video tutorial see the Installing R, Rstudio, and Radiant on macOS video below:

Starting, stopping, and updating

Getting help

Getting data in and out

Fast and efficient analysis

Reproducible analysis

Using Radiant for Model Evaluation

The state file used in the demo is available for download from GitHub

Radiant Tutorial Series

For additional video tutorials see the Radiant Tutorial Series playlist linked below that covers:


Radiant is licensed under the AGPLv3. As a summary, the AGPLv3 license requires, attribution, including copyright and license information in copies of the software, stating changes if the code is modified, and disclosure of all source code. Details are in the COPYING file.

The documentation, images, and videos for the package are licensed under the creative commons attribution and share-alike license CC-BY-SA. All other documentation and videos on this site, as well as the help files for, radiant.basics, radiant.model, and radiant.multivariate, are licensed under the creative commons attribution, non-commercial, share-alike license CC-NC-SA.

If you are interested in using any of the radiant packages please email me at

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