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R : Statistical and Spatial Data Analysis

R is an integrated suite of software facilities for data manipulation, calculation and graphical display. Among other things it has

  • an effective data handling and storage facility,
  • a suite of operators for calculations on arrays, in particular matrices,
  • a large, coherent, integrated collection of intermediate tools for data analysis,
  • graphical facilities for data analysis and display either directly at the computer or on hardcopy

The term “environment” is intended to characterize it as a fully planned and coherent system, rather than an incremental accretion of very specific and inflexible tools, as is frequently the case with other data analysis software.

R is very much a vehicle for newly developing methods of interactive data analysis. It has developed rapidly, and has been extended by a large collection of packages. However, most programs written in R are essentially ephemeral, written for a single piece of data analysis.

Accessing R Studio

You can access now R Studio through your browser. Go to and use the same credentials.

Useful R Resources

Using R as Geographic Information System

using_r_studio.txt · Last modified: 2016/04/28 13:01 by Editor