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The design of R has been heavily influenced by two existing languages: Becker, Chambers & Wilks' S and Sussman's Scheme. Whereas the resulting language is very similar in appearance to S, the underlying implementation and semantics are derived from Scheme.
The core of R is an interpreted computer language which allows branching and looping as well as modular programming using functions. Most of the user-visible functions in R are written in R. It is possible for the user to interface to procedures written in the C, C++, or FORTRAN languages for efficiency, and many of R's core functions do so. The R distribution contains functionality for a large number of statistical procedures and underlying applied math computations. There is also a large set of functions which provide a flexible graphical environment for creating various kinds of data presentations.
Additionally, over two thousand extension "packages" are available from CRAN, the Comprehensive R Archive Network, many also as Debian packages, named 'r-cran-<name>'.
This package provides the core GNU R system from which only the optional documentation packages r-base-html, r-doc-html, r-doc-pdf and r-doc-info have been split off to somewhat reduce the size of this package.
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getsp.class is the same as tools/getsp.class, with source tools/getsp.java.
THE BASIC R README (See "doc/FAQ" and "doc/RESOURCES" for more detailed information - these files are only in the tarballs) (See "INSTALL" for help on installation) 1. INTRODUCTION This directory contains the source code tree for R, which is a language which is not entirely unlike (versions 3 and 4 of) the S language developed at AT&T Bell Laboratories by Rick more»
Notes on using Atlas libs with GNU Octave and GNU R I. Overview =========== As of the Debia more»
The Debian package r-mathlib provides the library of standalone mathematical functions from the GNU more»
R News CHANGES IN R VERSION 2.15.1: NEW FEATURES: o source() now uses withVisible() rather more»
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R FAQ Frequently Asked Questions on R Version 2.15.2012-09-19 ISBN 3-900051-08-9 Kurt Hornik Table more»