What is R

What is R?

  • A language and environment for statistical computing and graphics
  • Based on “S” Language developed at Bell Labs
  • R was created by Ross Ihaka and Robert Gentleman at the Univ. of Aukland in 1993

R has

  • Exploded in popularity over the past 10 years
  • Used by data analysts across many fields
  • Been behind many journalism projects from quick to complex

Why use R?

  • Free
  • Open source
  • State-of-the-art-graphics and data analysis
  • Runs on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X
  • Enormous user base, community

Interfaces for programming with R

  • R by itself (Everything below requires Base R)
  • RStudio (We’ll be using this exclusively in this course)
  • Other
    • Eclipse StatET
    • Microsoft Visual Studio
    • R Commander
    • Rattle

© Copyright 2018, Andrew Ba Tran

© Copyright 2018, Andrew Tran