Examples presented in class are obtained using the statistical programming
language and environment R. This is freely available software with
binaries for Linux, MacIntosh, Windows that can be obtained from:
A very useful extension for R is another freely available open-source package,
RStudio. There are versions available for Windows, Mac, and Linux which can be
This package provides an intelligent editor for script files, it allows specific projects to be assigned to their own directories to aid in organization of your work, RStudio includes an interactive debugger to help identify and correct errors, and it provides an interactive GUI for easily exporting graphics to image files for incorporation into documents. Examples in class will be done using RStudio.