## Using R in Statistics

Students in statistics soon discover that performing calculations on large sets of data can be tedious and time consuming. We quickly become aware of the need for some sort of statistical software in our studies. GNU R, a free version of the statistical program S, can serve such a purpose, freeing us from the painstaking calculations and allowing us time to spend on the interpretation of the data.

The following link provides access to the home page for the R program.

In these pages we will explore the use of R in a typical statistics class. Stay tuned as the number of offerings on this page grow with time.

### Installation

- Windows Users: Download R for Windows from the following URL: Installation is straight forward. Double-click the download to begin the installation process and follow the on-screen instructions.
- Macinstosh Users: Download R for Mac OS X from the following URL:
http://cran.stat.ucla.edu/bin/macosx/R-3.0.1.pkg

Installation is straight forward. After the download mounts, simply double-click the package and follow the onscreen instructions.