What is the r programming language

What the R is this?

The R Project for Statistical Computing is beneficial to anyone who needs a statistical analysis performed on a dataset.

The language is

  • Open source so that anyone can use it.
  • And can work cross-platform for any operating system in use.
  • R can work with other similar packages; an example been Python, which can execute within R.
  • As a result, you get the power of the statistical side of R and the wide variety of functionality of Python.

An introduction to R further

To get you started, we have introduced some fundamental functionality in this video, and give a tour around some of the screens that are visible as you work through your data analytics project. Some of the things you will see:

  • Creating variables
  • Addition of variables
  • Writing variables to a CSV file
  • We are saving variables to a txt file.
  • Ensuring no headers are in the file.
  • Loading data from a file and printing its contents to screen.

How we got this far

To get started and be able to write your first R program, a couple of steps as follows:

Both installs are free and well supported, easy to download, and easy to install.

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