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a language and environment for statistical computing and graphics.

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.



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Jose C. Pinheiro Maintainer
William N. Venables Maintainer
Douglas Bates Maintainer

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DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttps://svn.r-project.org/R/trunk/
BugsBug Trackinghttps://bugs.r-project.org/bugzilla3/

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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 8 January 2017.


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