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R is a statistical computing environment.

Instructions for users: 

On managed Linux workstations the package will be installed by default; type R to start it.

On managed Windows workstations you may need to use WPKG to install the package. If you are the registered user of the machine you want the package on, or are the group computer rep for the machine you can select the package for installation at

Licence Details: 

R has HTML, PDF, and info documentation. Start R (all versions) and type 'help.start()' which will open it inside your web browser.


The homepage is

Admin notes: 

We use the Ubuntu packages but add some extra libs. Set up /etc/R/ with a libs directory on the NFS server. Fire up R.

 > .libPaths() # check if NFS is first in list as this is where oackages will install 
 > b <- c("akima","chron","clim.pact","emdbook","fields","ncdf","nlme","openair","spam","RgoogleMaps")
 > install.packages(b,repos="") 


On Ubuntu 18.04 we have a choice of R 3.6 or R 4.0 from CRAN.When we released the 18.04 image 4 wasn't available, so if you want it on an 18.04 machine set the BIONIC_R_4 tag in the database, run the workstations ansible config, and then apt-get update; apt-get upgrade.

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