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Paper: R: A Software Environment for Comprehensive Statistical Analysis of Astronomical Data
Volume: 461, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXI
Page: 495
Authors: Feigelson, E. D.
Abstract: R is the largest public domain software language for statistical analysis of data. Together with CRAN, its rapidly growing collection of >3000 add-on specialized packages, it implements around 60,000 statistical functionalities in a cohesive software environment. Extensive graphical capabilities and interfaces with other programming languages are also available. The scope and language of R/CRAN are briefly described, along with efforts to promulgate its use in the astronomy. R can become an important tool for advanced statistical analysis of astronomical data.
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