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According to Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN), R is “GNU S” which is similar to the S system. R is a freely available language and environment for statistical computing and graphics which provides a wide variety of statistical and graphical techniques: linear and nonlinear modeling, statistical tests, time series analysis classification, clustering, etc.
You can choose to either install R locally in your personal computer or invoke it from a Research Computing Server.
|Installed Version(s):||(Kure, Killdevil) 2.12.2, 2.14.0, 2.15.1, 3.0.1|
|Research Computing Servers:||Kure. Killdevil|
If you wish to install a local copy of the R, the software source code and compilation instructions along with binaries for Linux, MacOS, and Microsoft Windows are available for the Comprehensive R Archive Network web site.
- Invoking applications on a Research Computing Server from a UNIX/Linux desktop computer
- Invoking applications on a Research Computing Server from a Microsoft Windows computer
Further details for submitting R jobs on a Research Computing Server can be found in the Mathematical and Statistical Software Application Notes help documentation.
We have installed a majority of the contributed packages that compiled without problems into the distribution for each architecture. Because we are using the best compiler for a given platform rather than GCC, the installed contributed packages are slightly different on each of the supported platforms.
If you have need of a contributed package which isn’t installed on the Research Computing server, there are two options for users:
- Option 1: users can email their requests to Research Computing group with relevant information about the packages/libraries to be installed.
- Option 2: users can install R packages on the scratch space on their own. For detailed descriptions on this option, please read this help documentation.
The R Project web site includes links to online documentation, FAQ and R-related mailing lists and sites.
- R manuals are available online from CRAN web site.
- An Introduction to R included in the R manual provided by CRAN is useful for users new to this software.
- R FAQs from CRAN
- Publications related to R from the CRAN web site.