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Data Lab

R

Using R

R is an Open-Source programming language for data analysis, data management, and data visualization. RStudio is available in our Data Lab.

Learning R

Packages

R allows users to install "packages" of code. These packages are developed by the open source community, and allow R to do more specific commands and projects.

Packages can be installed in the command line by using the install.packages() command. For example

install.packages("tidyverse")

To load and use these packages in scripts, simply call them using the library function:

library("tidyverse")

Recommended Books

You can find books on R in the library catalog by doing a subject search for "R (Computer program language)."

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