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Science Services

R Programming for Science

R is a free language and environment for statistical computing and graphics. R provides a wide variety of statistical (linear and nonlinear modeling, classical statistical tests, time-series analysis, classification, clustering, and more) and graphical techniques.  It has a large user community and thousands of useful packages. 

One of R’s strengths is the ease with which well-designed publication-quality plots can be produced, including mathematical symbols and formulae. 

Installing R

R is a programming language that is especially powerful for data exploration, visualization, and statistical analysis. To interact with R, we use RStudio.  RStudio has a free downloadable desktop IDE or a cloud-based version.  For detailed installation instructions for your operating system, see Software Carpentry Instructions.

Data Services Workshops

R Resources at Brandeis Library