R (programming language)

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R is a

  • powerful, free and open source, cross-platform, statistical and graphing software package;
  • programming language;
  • software environment for statistical computing.

Downloading R[edit]

Visit the R Project home page.


There are many well developed and maintained R tutorials on the web, e.g., http://www.cyclismo.org/tutorial/R

Books that are Helpful When Learning R[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  • "Speeding Up Ecological and Evolutionary Computations in R; Essentials of High Performance Computing for Biologists". PLOS Computational Biology 11 (3): e1004140. 2015. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1004140. ISSN 1553-7358.