R Language

R was invented by Ross Ihaka and Robert Gentleman in the year 1991 at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, as an implementation of the S language, a statistical language. R is widely used by data analysts and scientists in order to process and visualize data. Although it is mostly used for statistics, it is organized under the object-oriented programming model, like Python for example. In addition, it is open source and free unlike SAS, so packages can be downloaded in order to expand on its capabilities.

Tech Kits

Tech Kits are part of the walk-in service provided by Innovate Labs. There are three levels of difficulty meant for different users and their experience with the different technologies. Many of the Tech Kits build off each other as you progress.


Introducing R Programming

Length: 30 - 60 Minutes

Description: R is a language and environment for statistical computing and graphics. It is both widely used and open-source, providing great flexibility for data analysis. This tech kit provides an overview of the R interface along with a number of examples involving arithmetic operations, variables, comparison operators, vectors, matrices, data frames and factors.


Exploring the Capabilities of R

Length: 30 - 60 Minutes

Description: R is not just a statistical platform for data cleaning, analysis, and representation. It simplifies data science projects by facilitating data wrangling, supporting data visualization, offering valuable R libraries, and streamlining machine learning efforts. In this tech kit, the user explores using packages, relational operators, conditional operators, loops, and functions within R to prove why it is so valuable.


Recognizing the Versatility of R

Length: 30 - 60 Minutes

Description: Many useful R functions come in packages: free libraries of code written by R’s user community. In addition to built-in packages, over 5,000 packages are available for download. This tech kit explores importing, tidying, summarizing and visualizing data using built-in capabilities and additional packages.



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Type: Programming Language

Description: R is a language and environment for statistical computing and graphics.

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RStudio 1.1.383

Type: Desktop Application

Description: RStudio is an integrated development environment (IDE) for R. It includes a console, syntax-highlighting editor that supports direct code execution, as well as tools for plotting, history, debugging and workspace management