R is an implementation of the S programming language and is a powerful software environment for statistical computing and graphics. It has a large user community which provides support and develops various R libraries for specialized analysis.

Where can I use R on Campus?

R can be accessed in the following campus computer labs:

Anderson Computing Cluster

R is also available for use on AU’s High Performance Cluster. This requires special permissions to use.

How can I get R on my computer?

R is accessible for free on the website.

RStudio, an easy-to-use open-source environment of R programming, is accessible for free as well as on their website.

What Resources can I access online?

Introduction to R (handout)

The R Project

RStudio Official Webpage

UCLA Institute for Digital Research and Education 

Quick-R: Assessing the Power of R

LinkedIn Learning (AU subscribed software support resource)

What Workshops do you offer?

CTRL offers a variety of workshops each semester to train members of the AU community in the software that it supports. At this time we are offering on-demand, recorded software workshops due to AU’s current remote work policy. Examples of workshops we have offered in the past can be seen below.

On-demand videos and materials

Video 1: How to install R/R-Studio and create objects. 

Video 2: Descriptive statistics and tables. 

Video 3: How to run a correlation, a regression, and export output. 

How can I get support using R for research?