# 2 Installing R and EdSurvey and Loading the Package

## 2.1 Software Requirements

Unless you already have R version 3.5 or later, install the latest R version—which is available online at https://cran.r-project.org/. Users also may want to install RStudio desktop, which has an interface that many find easier to follow. RStudio is available online at https://www.rstudio.com/products/rstudio/download/.

Inside R, run the following command to install EdSurvey as well as its package dependencies:
install.packages("EdSurvey")
Once the package is successfully installed, load EdSurvey can be loaded with the following command:
library(EdSurvey)