Sean Gerrish will give a tutorial on Tuesday 9/02. Same room and same time as the usual tuesday lectures.

Using R at Princeton

You can find copies of R for your personal computer at It is also installed on the CS linux machines (e.g., and ) and the hats machines (

Sample scripts, data, etc.

About R

“R is a system for statistical computation and graphics. It consists of a language plus a run-time environment with graphics, a debugger, access to certain system functions, and the ability to run programs stored in script files.”

To properly prepare yourself for the class, the first thing you should do is download and install the program. Familiarize yourself with how to run it. Start working through the Introduction to R (if you actually make it all the way through, you'll be more than prepared). Those of you familiar with Matlab should find transitioning to R fairly easy. But like most systems, the best way to learn is to dive in and start playing around with it.


Useful links