The R Programming Language

Published on 27 April 2018 (Updated: 15 May 2023)

Welcome to the R page! Here, you'll find a description of the language as well as a list of sample programs in that language.

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R is a language as well as an environment especially suited for statistical computing, data analysis and data visualization. The first version of this GNU project was released in 1995. The last major version 3.0 was released in 2013.

R enjoys a high popularity in academia and has a large community which both develops the language and releases new extensions. As a result, CRAN emerged as a rich archive of packages extending the base functionality of R.

In case you are interested in more information on the history and features of R, take a look at the R project website from which this short summary originates.