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Tutorial Details: Running R Applications at MSI - Getting started with R

Date: Thursday, December 9, 2010, 01:00 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 onto MSI computers to get started with R and how to read and manipulate data in the R environment. R runs on a wide variety of UNIX platforms, Windows and MacOS. It is available on most computers at MSI, including the supercomputers, providing an ideal platform for long run-time and/or large-memory R applications.

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Prerequisites: None