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\begin{itemize}
\item \emph{``R \ldots\ is the best way to ensure portable, open code that
is freely available to all interested users, with state-of-the-art
algorithms for statistical calculations.''} (Scientific Advisory
Panel, US Environmental Protection Agency)
\item Implements S, which \emph{``has become a kind of lingua
franca of statistical computing''} (J.\ Fox, 2002),
that \emph{``\ldots\ has forever
altered the way how people analyze, visualize and manipulate data
\ldots''} (Association of Computer Machinery Software System
Award 1998 to John Chambers)
\item Compatible with S-PLUS at the language level, data exchange
with Excel, Minitab, SAS, SPSS, SQL databases, \ldots
\item A means of rapid technology transfer through packages
\item An embeddable extension language, interfaces to C, C++,
FORTRAN, Java, Perl, Python, Tcl/Tk, \ldots
\end{itemize}
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\footnotesize
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\sf Berkeley admission data
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\footnotesize\sf
\includegraphics[width=\colw]{lattice-density}
Singer heights grouped by voice part
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\begin{itemize}
\item Classical statistical tests
\item Generalized linear models
\item Multivariate statistics
\item Nonlinear mixed effects models
\item Robust statistics
\item Survival analysis
\item Classification and regression trees
\item Neural networks
\end{itemize}
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Runs on all major platforms:\\
Linux, Macintosh, Unix, Windows
\vfill
Just install it and try it:\\ Comes with a money-back guarantee.
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$\ $Date: 2003/09/02 15:11:58 $\ $
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\bf
\Large
Free Software for\\[1cm]
\Huge
Statistical Computing,\\ Data Analysis\\ \& Graphics\\[1cm]
\Large
\url{www.R-project.org}
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R, also known as ``GNU S'', is a language and environment for
statistical computing and graphics. R implements a dialect of the
award-winning language S, developed at Bell Laboratories by John
Chambers et al. For newcomers it provides easy access to a wide
variety of statistical and graphical techniques. Advanced users are
offered a full-featured programming language with which to add
functionality by defining new functions.
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Locations of earthquakes near Fiji
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R is easily extensible using a package library system and a
wide-ranging and extensive set of contributed packages is available
from the Comprehensive R Archive Network (\url{http://cran.R-project.org}
and mirrors). R is open source software and an official part of the
Free Software Foundation's GNU project. Like Linux it is released
under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).
Using open source software for data analysis makes truly
reproducible research possible: Anyone interested can use exactly
the same tools to repeat a study, without restrictions by
hardware requirements or available software licenses.
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\footnotesize\sf
\includegraphics[width=0.85\colw]{volcano-persp}\\
Perspective plot of Maunga Whau Volcano (NZ)
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R was initially written by Ross Ihaka and Robert Gentleman
(University of Auckland, New Zealand). Since 1997 development has
been in the hands of an international group (the ``R Core Team''):
Douglas Bates (USA), John Chambers (USA), Peter Dalgaard (Denmark),
Robert Gentleman (USA), Kurt Hornik (Austria), Stefano Iacus
(Italy), Ross Ihaka (NZ), Friedrich Leisch (Austria), Thomas Lumley
(USA), Martin M{\"a}chler (Switzerland), Duncan Murdoch (Canada),
Paul Murrell (NZ), Martyn Plummer (France), Brian Ripley (UK),
Duncan Temple Lang (USA), and Luke Tierney (USA). In addition,
there is a wealth of high-quality add-on packages provided by a very
active development community.
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Contour plot of Maunga Whau Volcano (NZ)
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\textbf{The R Homepage}
\begin{quote}
\url{http://www.R-project.org}
\end{quote}
offers background information and lots of useful material related to
R.
\textbf{CRAN}
The Comprehensive R Archive Network offers free download of the
software and contributed extension packages both as sources and
precompiled binaries. The master node in Vienna, Austria, can be found at
\begin{quote}
\url{http://cran.R-project.org}
\end{quote}
and is mirrored to places all around the world.
\textbf{Manuals}
R comes with a growing set of manuals: An Introduction to R, Writing R
Extensions, The R Language Definition, R Data Import/Export, and R
Installation and Administration. In addition several hundred help
pages for all functions of R are available.
\textbf{Mailing Lists}
Several mailing lists are used for information exchange in the R
community, ranging from help requests of novice users to passionate
discussions on future developments of R itself. Subscription
information and archives can be found on the R homepage.
\textbf{R News}
The newsletter of the R project is published three times a year
online at CRAN and informs about all aspects of R. It lists new
features of the latest release, gives short introductions to
extension packages and the regular column ``Programmer's Niche''
shows tricks that even seasoned programmers will appreciate.
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