r-base-core

GNU R core of statistical computation and graphics system
  http://www.r-project.org/
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R is a system for statistical computation and graphics. It consists of a language plus a run-time environment with graphics, a debugger, access to certain system functions, and the ability to run programs stored in script files.

The design of R has been heavily influenced by two existing languages: Becker, Chambers & Wilks' S and Sussman's Scheme. Whereas the resulting language is very similar in appearance to S, the underlying implementation and semantics are derived from Scheme.

The core of R is an interpreted computer language which allows branching and looping as well as modular programming using functions. Most of the user-visible functions in R are written in R. It is possible for the user to interface to procedures written in the C, C++, or FORTRAN languages for efficiency, and many of R's core functions do so. The R distribution contains functionality for a large number of statistical procedures and underlying applied math computations. There is also a large set of functions which provide a flexible graphical environment for creating various kinds of data presentations.

Additionally, several thousand extension "packages" are available from CRAN, the Comprehensive R Archive Network, many also as Debian packages, named 'r-cran-'.

This package provides the core GNU R system from which only the optional documentation packages r-base-html, r-doc-html, r-doc-pdf and r-doc-info have been split off to somewhat reduce the size of this package.
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dicentiu 8 years ago

for a GUI, search web for RStudio and download the debian package

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deomagnus 8 years ago

Easy language, and a counter to the SAS monster

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brainiac 9 years ago

I study molecular genetics, and this has been a great tool

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sigma-ml 9 years ago

Simply excellent! It is too good to ignore, if you need to perform numerical computations.

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asaeb 10 years ago

Great Software. Just don't forget to install the "Rcmdr" package.

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elkos 10 years ago

R is one of the few command line solutions I really like

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Alexio 10 years ago

A statistics program that can do much much more, it is similar to the S language and environment which was developed at Bell Laboratories.