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Statistical Software: R

Guide to resource on statistical packages like SPSS, Stata, SAS, and R

Software Availability

Lab computers with SPSS, SAS, Stata, and R are available at Van Pelt and other libraries, as well as the Undergraduate and Graduate Data Analysis Labs in McNeil Building

R is available for free download from the R Project.

R Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) for R. It provides a user-friendly interface for R. 

Stat Transfer is available at the Undergraduate Data Analysis Lab in McNeil.

R Learning Group at the Penn Libraries

An informal R learning group for members of the Penn community meets on Wednesdays from 1pm until 2pm in the WIC Seminar Room (Van Pelt 124.)  So far, we've been working with swirl, a software package designed for learning R commands and introductory data science. No experience is required. This is self-paced learning, so feel free to come every week or drop in as you are able.  

Please contact Deborah Bishov with any questions.

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Learning about R

R is an open source language and environment for statistical computing and graphics. It has both the flexibility and steep learning curve of a programming language.

Data packages

The R community has developed numerous programs that add functionality to R. Below are listed programs that import data into R automatically.

New R E-Books