I am trying to install R extension for Visual Studio Code by Yuki Ueda. In the support page, it states as first step for installation

For Windows, set config r.rterm.windows to your R.exe Path like "C:\Program Files\R\R-3.3.4\bin\x64\R.exe";

What exactly does this mean?

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The quite mysterious instructions refer simply to the setting in the R extension in Visual Studio Code. To set this value to the R executable path, these are the steps in VS Code 1.35.1 on Windows.

File > Preferences > Extensions

Right click on the R extension and Configure Extension Settings.

In the R > Rterm: Windows cell, paste the path to the R executable.

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