For this course, the following (CRAN) packages must be installed (if you want to use your own computer): boot, mlbench, rpart, ipred, class, randomForest, e1071, foreach, doMC (unix-like OS users only) or doParallel (Windows users only).
In addition, the package rmr2 developped by Revolution Analytics must also be installed. This is done by following the tutorial provided at this link (in English).
How to install R?
R can be downloaded for free on the official repository website. I also advise you to install RStudio which is a simple graphical user interface for R which is very handy in many situations. Finally, packages can be installed either the menu "Tools/Install packages" in RStudio or directly the command line: