I teach research methods and statistics, and the very first hurdle I troubleshoot is students being unable to find RStudio once it’s installed on Windows machines. There will be at least one student (usually five in a class of 20) who will inevitably click on R instead of RStudio, because R creates desktop shortcuts by default.
While I find it puzzling why some are unable to figure out where programs are installed on their machines (despite my repeated nagging), I think it may be helpful to have the RStudio installer have an option to create a desktop shortcut, and to have the desktop shortcut created by default.
Have other instructors encountered this issue? What do you think?