Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Benefits of R

Prof John Verzani (2001) summarizes some of the major benefits of using R (Project R) for learning and teaching statistics as follows:
  1. R is free.
  2. R is open-source and runs on Linux, Windows, and Apple.
  3. R has an excellent built-in help system.
  4. R has excellent graphing capabilities.
  5. R is a computer programming language.
I will be talking more about each of the above benefits in future posts. For now, let's focus on the first benefit, which is that R is free software. Follow the link below to download and install a free copy of R.

Source: Verzani, J (2001), SimpleR: Using R for Introductory Statistics.

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