R is a language and environment for statistical computing and graphics. It is a GNU project which is similar to the S language and environment which was developed at Bell Laboratories (formerly AT&T, now Lucent Technologies) by John Chambers and colleagues. R can be considered as a different implementation of S. Whereas the resulting language is very similar in appearance to S, the underlying implementation and semantics are derived from Scheme.
GNU R provides a wide variety of statistical (linear and nonlinear modelling, classical statistical tests, time-series analysis, classification, clustering, ...) and graphical techniques, and is highly extensible. One of R's strengths is the ease with which well-designed publication-quality plots can be produced, including mathematical symbols and formulae where needed. Great care has been taken over the defaults for the minor design choices in graphics, but the user retains full control.
This is a GNU package:r
released on 6 March 2014
|License||Verified by||Verified on||Notes|
|GPLv2orlater||Kelly Hopkins||19 July 2010|
|LGPLv2.1||Kelly Hopkins||19 July 2010|
|LGPLv2.1orlater||Kelly Hopkins||19 July 2010|
Leaders and contributors
|Jose C. Pinheiro||Maintainer|
|William N. Venables||Maintainer|
Resources and communication
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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 6 March 2014.