Sunday, January 06, 2008
Climate research is greatly facilitated with access to a powerful environment for statistical computing. R is an open-source statistical environment modeled after S and S-Plus. The S language was developed in the late 1980s at AT&T labs. The R project was started by Robert Gentleman and Ross Ihaka of the Statistics Department of the University of Auckland in 1995. It now has a large audience. It's currently maintained by the R core-development team; an international group of volunteer developers. Learn how to download and get started using R for climate research with this video tutorial.