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Tutorial Details: Introduction to R and S-PLUS

Date: Thursday, October 25, 2007, 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Location: 402 Walter
Instructor(s): Haoyu Yu, MSI

R and S-PLUS are powerful computing environments and languages for statistical computing and graphics that run on a wide variety of UNIX platforms, Windows and Mac OS. Both R and S-PLUS are available on the computers, including the supercomputers, at MSI.

Bell Laboratories developed the S language and the environment in the 1980s for data analysis. S was further developed into a commercial product called S-PLUS. R, a dialect of the S language, is free. R is available on MSI's supercomputers, which are ideal for long run-time and/or large memory R applications.

This tutorial will demonstrate how to log into MSI's computers to get started with R and S-PLUS and how to read and manipulate data in the R and S-PLUS environments. In addition, attendees will learn to perform basic statistical analysis in R and to produce graphics with the software packages.

Prerequisites: None