R is a free software statistical programming language. It has an unusual syntax, similar to Perl in a hight wind, and lots of powerful mathematical tools and abstractions included or available in libraries. You use R to wrangle large lists of numbers in a way that will hopefully produce shorter and more manageable lists of numbers. I’m interested in R for quantitative aesthetics, but there aren’t any articles on that so here are some other interesting ones on related topics.

How Facebook uses R to perceive the signs of which users will stay on the service –


Usung R for psychological research –


Notes on the use of R for psychology experiments and questionnaires –


Social Network Analysis in R –


Content categorization and other software –


And because it’s hard searching for “R” via Google, here’s a dedicated R search engine –


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