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Unix: Version 1.5.1 of the R statistical package is installed on Kellogg's Unix server, skew3.
Pre-compiled versions of R can be downloaded for free for MS Windows, Linux and Mac OS from the Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN).
R ("GNU S") is a language and environment for statistical computing and graphics. R is similar to the S system (see SPlus). It provides a wide variety of statistical and graphical techniques: linear and nonlinear modelling, statistical tests, time series analysis, classification, clustering, etc.
R is the result of a collaborative project. Refer to www.r-project.org.
The R Project web site (www.r-project.org) includes links to online documentation, FAQ and R-related mailing lists and sites.
Unix: To start R, type "
To see a list of the demo programs available, type
To exit R, type
The "R" binary in /usr/local/bin starts the package.
All installations of R include example programs under the "library" directory. This directory includes sub-directories for each module of the language.
In Kellogg's Unix server, the path to the "library" directory is:
Sample programs for the base module of R, for example, can be found under
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