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Statistical and Mathematical Software

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

Introduction

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

It is recommended that you ask your supervisor or tutor for titles they would recommend. Also, try searching the Library Catalogue for the latest additions to our collections using a keyword search to locate new titles eg.nvivo, matlab or spss. Catalogue results are automatically sorted by date. Alternatively, click on the subject headings in one of the titles listed in this guide to be directed to related material.