Appendix: Introduction to the Statistical Software R

Part of the Use R book series (USE R)


The analyses in this book were conducted using the statistical software R. While similar analyses could have been assembled using different software solutions, we want to provide a quick introduction to R. R has two main advantages compared with many of its competitors: R is free. It is based on an open source project and free of charge. R grows on a daily basis. Since R is an open source project, researchers contribute to it every day. This means that R provides the most up-to-date and most complete solution possible.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Decision and Information Technologies Robert H. Smith School of BusinessUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

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