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R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. It provides a wide variety of statistical (linear and nonlinear modeling, classical statistical tests, time-series analysis, classification, clustering, …) and graphical techniques, and is highly extensible.

More information about R can be found here.

Capabilities, Benefits, and Key Features

  • 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 on-screen or on hardcopy
  • A well-developed, simple, and effective programming language which includes conditionals, loops, user-defined recursive functions, and input and output facilities.

Limitations / Technology Requirements

R can be installed on Mac, Linux, or Windows.

What can I expect?

  • Support Tier:

    • Students: Tier 2 - Sponsor Support: If students were to contact IT Help, they refer the user to an individual sponsor, typically an instructor of a given course. The sponsor would work directly with the vendor on any unresolved issues.

    • Employees: Divisional/Departmental Support: Divisional/Departmental Support: Miami IT resources exist to support the faculty within their respective academic divisions. In cases where individual users contact IT Help, they receive best effort support. If unsuccessful, they would refer the user to contact the instructor of their course. Instructors seeking support for unresolved issues would be escalated to their divisional IT team.

  • Acquisition Model: Direct Download: Software is downloaded to a local computer and installed to run from that specific device.

  • Licensing Model: Local user license: The license is included with the initial installation. In rare cases, a local license file may need to be updated periodically to continue to use the application. Check the entry for that specific application for instructions to do so.

  • Authentication Model: None: No authentication is required after the application is acquired.

Who may use it?

Students, faculty and staff may install "R" on their work or personal computer.

How do I get started?

Employee - Windows

  1. Click Start, then begin typing "Software Center" to search for the Software Center application. Select Software Center from the search results (Note: If Software Center is missing from your work computer, request it using the button on the right.)
  2. Ensure that the Available Software tab is selected.
  3. Select a software title and then click the Install button.
  4. Watch the Status column to view the software's installation status. Larger software packages may take a while to install.

Employee - Mac

  1. Navigate to the Application folder on your Mac.
  2. Open the Self Service application (If the Self Service application is missing from your computer, request it using the Request Self Service button on this page)
  3. Click R to install. The software will begin installing automatically.

Students - Mac/Windows

Visit https://www.r-project.org/ for installation media and instructions

Is there a charge to me or my department?

There is no cost for R



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