The R Programming Language

Published on (Updated: 02 May 2020)

The R Programming Language

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.


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][5]. 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][1] 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][2] from which this short summary originates.