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Finding Data & Statistics: R

Why R?

Why R?

R is an open-source programming language and software designed for statistical computing and graphics creation. R is free to download and use.  There is a large and active R community online, with many resources for learning R.

Where to Find R?

Download a copy of R here for you own PC. R is installed on all computers in the Data & GIS Lab in Geisel and in some ETS labs.

RStudio is an open source, integrated development environment (IDE) for R. It includes a console, syntax-highlighting editor that supports direct code execution, as well as tools for plotting, history, debugging and workspace management. 

Online Tutorials

R Packages

User can develop their own functions in R to do specific tasks (i.e., adding text to graphics, reformatting data, etc.). Before writing code from scratch, however, keep in mind that one of the main benefits of R is the vast array of pre-existing packages, written by other R users and available for download. You can find officially vetted R packages on CRAN (Comprehensive R Archive Network). 

Read here about how to install packages in R.

Here are some packages that may be useful:

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