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Six Sigma with R

Volume 36 of the series Use R! pp 15-47

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R from the Beginning

  • Emilio L. CanoAffiliated withDepartment of Statistics and Operations Research, Rey Juan Carlos University
  • , Javier M. MoguerzaAffiliated withDepartment of Statistics and Operations Research, Rey Juan Carlos University
  • , Andrés RedchukAffiliated withDepartment of Statistics and Operations Research, Rey Juan Carlos University

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Abstract

R is a system for statistical computing and graphing. It consists of a language and a software environment. R has been widely used for academic and research purposes and is increasingly being deployed in corporate environments. R is a freely available software, under a GNU license, and is supported by the R Development Core Team. The strength of R is its extensibility through the packages developed by the community of R users, available through the CRAN repository, where support is also given. Furthermore, it is available for a wide range of platforms, including Windows, Mac, and Linux. In this chapter, we explain the basic background to help readers get used to R.