We have R installed on tak. Some advantages of using R on tak instead of a desktop computer:
Windows only: After opening Cygwin, start X Windows by typing "startx". A new terminal window will open, and you should use that one.
From the command prompt, connect to tak (or another Unix/Linux computer) with a command like
ssh firstname.lastname@example.org -Yor
ssh email@example.com -Xwhere username is the name of your tak account. You'll be prompted for your password.
Once you've logged in, start R with the command
Rand from then on, issuing commands is just like with R on a desktop computer.