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

Date: | Thursday, February 10, 2011, 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm |
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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, is a powerful computing environment and language for statistical computing and graphics. More specifically, software packages from R 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 into MSI’s computers to get started with R and how to read and manipulate data in the R environment. In addition, attendees will learn to perform basic statistical analysis in R and to produce graphics. R runs 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 applications.

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Prerequisites: | None |