According to Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN), R is “GNU S,” which is similar to the S system (see SPlus). R is a freely available language and environment for statistical computing and graphics. It provides a wide variety of statistical and graphical techniques: linear and nonlinear modeling, statistical tests, time series analysis classification and clustering.

You can choose to either install R locally in your personal computer or invoke it from a Research Computing Server.

Default: 3.0.1

Installed: 2.12.2, 2.14.0, 2.15.1, 3.0.1, 3.1.1

Anyone on Kure or Killdevil can see the current version information at any time by running the command:

“module avail r/”

- 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.

If you have need of a contributed package which isn’t installed on the Research Computing server, there are two options for users:

: Users can email their requests to the Research Computing group with relevant information about the packages/libraries to be installed.*Option 1*: Users can install R packages on the scratch space on their own. For detailed descriptions on this option, read this help documentation.*Option 2*

- R manuals are available online from the CRAN Web site.