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Learn R

Resources to learn and use the Open Source Statistical software R (R-Project)

Access to R

Installing R & RStudio

We recommend you install both R and the RStudio environment

No Installation Necessary

  • RStudio Cloud - (Free for now) Access R and R Studio through your web browser. Requires making an account.

Graphical User Interfaces

User Interface Packages

Novice users should also consider these options. 

DiSC User Interfaces Comparison (pdf)

Standalone Point-and-Click software

  • jamovi - Slick interface for statistics and basic data management with an R back-end. Free and open source. 
  • Exploratory - Complete data exploration and management using tidyverse terminology. Requires an account, free community plan for students and teachers, free public plan for everybody. 
  • BlueSky Statistics - (Windows only) Traditional statistical software with many features that should be familiar to users of SPSS. Free Open Source Edition.

Pop-up Windows within R or RStudio