Calculating with R

  • Victor Bloomfield
Part of the Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMEDICAL)


In this chapter, we begin with the most basic aspects of R: installing it, checking the installation by demonstrating some of its impressive graphics capabilities, and showing how it can be used as a powerful calculator. We will go well beyond these capabilities in subsequent chapters, but they should demonstrate that R can be a constant presence on your desktop for the kinds of calculations and graphs for which you would otherwise use a handheld graphics calculator or spreadsheet.


Matrix Multiplication Data Frame Text Editor Numerical Operation Collaborative Writing 
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© Springer-Verlag New York 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and BiophysicsUniversity of Minnesota6-155 Jackson Hall MinneapolisUSA

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