Manipulate, calculate and display data

Functionality

​R is a software language and environment for statistical computing and graphics which compiles and runs on a wide variety of UNIX platforms and similar systems (including FreeBSD and Linux), Windows and MacOS. This integrated software suite includes an effective data handling and storage facility, a suite of operators for calculations on arrays, in particular matrices, and a large collection of intermediate tools for data analysis. (These include linear and nonlinear modelling, classical statistical tests, time-series analysis, classification and clustering.) You can use the programme’s graphical facilities for data analysis and produce publication-quality plots, including mathematical symbols and formulae. R allows you to add additional functionality by defining new functions and you can write C code to manipulate R objects directly. R can be easily extended via optional packages which are supplied with the software.

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Cost

Free

Terms of use, copyright and licensing

Free general public licence