01 Jan

More R Introduction

Why R?

R was specially designed for the analysis of data. Some of the reasons to use R can be found in “Why Use the R Language?”

In particular, R is an excellent antidote for spreadsheet addiction.

Installing R

Although the number of clicks to download R could be reduced, it is generally straightforward to download R and get it running on a machine.

The steps are:

  • Go to the main R website: http://www.r-project.org
  • Click on the CRAN button on the left side.
  • Select a mirror near you from the menu that is offered.
  • Select which type of machine you have (Linux, MacOS X, Windows).

If you have any problems, you can consult the R Installation and Adminstration guide.

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