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PL SC 404: Analyzing Public Policy in the American States

An Introduction to R

R is an open source statistical language used in many fields – economics, mathematics, data science, digital humanities, computer science, and the natural sciences, among others – and there are many free resources online to help you learn the language. 

Searching for R

If you need to search for information related to R, keep a few things in mind:

  • When using a search engine, you will obtain more relevant results if you use "r", "cran", or "r stat" in your query. 
  • Search the tags for R at StackOverflow in their discussion boards.

R Tutorials and Help

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