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Statistical and Mathematical Software

Information on where and how to access statistical and mathematical software.


R provides access to a variety of statistical and graphical techniques including linear and non-linear modelling, classical statistical tests, time-series analysis, classification and clustering. Functionally, the program is considered comparable to SAS. However, R has the advantage of being open source and thus freely available.

This page provides information regarding access to R software related training and support.

Access and Support

Obtain R Software

R can be downloaded from the publisher's website

Additional enhancements of R have been created by RStudio. A range of products are listed on their website including related support services specific to the products.

R for Windows is installed on all library computers


Training and Support

The Statistical Consulting Centre runs courses in statistical methods including one on R

ResBaz (Research Bazaar), which is managed by University of Melbourne Research Platforms, has a facebook group for users of R 

The producers of R provide support including a ManualFAQs and a Getting Help page. See their website for additional material.

Library Books