R is a language and environment for statistical computing and graphics. It is a GNU project which is similar to the S language and environment which was developed at Bell Laboratories (formerly AT&T, now Lucent Technologies) by John Chambers and colleagues. R can be considered as a different implementation of S. There are some important differences, but much code written for S runs unaltered under R.
R provides a wide variety of statistical (linear and nonlinear modelling, classical statistical tests, time-series analysis, classification, clustering, ...) and graphical techniques, and is highly extensible. The S
- extSoftVersion() now reports the version (if any) of the readline
- library in use.
- The version of LAPACK included in the sources has been updated to
- 3.6.1, a bug-fix release including a speedup for the
- non-symmetric case of eigen().
- Use options(deparse.max.lines=) to limit the number of lines
- recorded in
- OS X 10.9 or later
- X11 system manager (optional, now requires XQuartz)
- GNU g77 compiler and tcltk libraries included with the installer