Programming language R

R is an open source programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics. R is an implementation of the S programming language combined with lexical scoping semantics inspired by Scheme. R was created by Ross Ihaka and Robert Gentleman and is now developed by the R Development Core Team. The R environment is easily extended through a packaging system on CRAN.

Additional free resources include:
  • PDF HTML An Introduction to R, a basic introduction for beginners.
  • PDF HTML The R Language Definition, a more technical discussion of the R language itself.
  • PDF HTML Writing R Extensions, a development guide for R.
  • PDF HTML R Data Import/Export, a data import and export guide.
  • PDF HTML R Installation, an installation guide (from R source code).
  • PDF HTML R Internals, internal structures and coding guidelines.

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