R: What It Does and How It Does It
IN THIS CHAPTER
Getting R and RStudio
Working with RStudio
Learning R functions
Learning R structures
Working with packages
Forming R formulas
Reading and writing files
R is a computer language. It’s a tool for doing the computation and number-crunching that set the stage for statistical analysis and decision-making. An important aspect of statistical analysis is to present the results in a comprehensible way. For this reason, graphics is a major component of R.
Ross Ihaka and Robert Gentleman developed R in the 1990s at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Supported by the Foundation for Statistical Computing, R is getting more and more popular by the day.
RStudio is an open source integrated development environment (IDE) for creating ...