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Tutorial Details: Running R/S-PLUS Applications at MSI - Getting started with R and S-PLUS

Date: Thursday, April 16, 2009, 01:30 pm - 03:00 pm
Location: 575 Walter
Instructor(s): Haoyu Yu, MSI

Statistics plays a key role in many scientific research projects. Increasingly, the R statistical platform is being used to perform such analysis. R, an open source version of the S statistical language developed by Bell Laboratories in the 1980s, together with its commercial offshoot, S-PLUS, are powerful computing environments and languages for statistical computing and graphics. More specifically, these software packages provide capabilities for reading a wide variety of data formats, performing simple and sophisticated data manipulations, applying statistical tests and computations, and graphing the data and the results of the statistical analysis.

This tutorial will demonstrate how to log in to MSIs 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. Both R and S-PLUS run on a wide variety of UNIX platforms, Windows and MacOS. They are available on the computers at MSI, including the supercomputers, providing an ideal platform for long run-time and/or large memory R or S-Plus applications.

Prerequisites: None