Posted by Jason Polak on 13. February 2018 · Write a comment · Categories: statistics · Tags: ,

This post is a quick introduction to the R. I learnt R when I was an undergrad and I still use it from time to time. It was one of the first major programs I compiled from source as well.

What is R? It is simply the best statistical computing environment in use today. Better yet, it’s open source. If you’re working with data, you need to learn R. This post won’t teach you how to use R. Instead, it will give a whirlwind tour so you can get appreciate R’s flavour. The only thing I don’t like much about R is searching for material on it. Its one letter name makes that hard.

I will assume that you have R installed, and have opened the interactive console. It should look something like this:

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