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Migrating to R: As Easy As 1, 2, 3

There are compelling reasons to use R. An enthusiastic community of users, programmers, and contributors support R and its evolution. R is accurate, produces excellent graphs, has a variety of built-in functions, and is both a functional language and an object-oriented one. R is completely free and is distributed as open-source software. Here is how to get started. It really is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

Getting R Up and Running on Your System

The current version at the time of this writing was R 3.1.0. A recent version needs to be available on your computer in order for you to benefit from the R recipes you ...

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