R

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 –

http://dataspora.com/blog/predictive-analytics-using-r/

Usung R for psychological research –

http://www.personality-project.org/R/

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

http://www.psych.upenn.edu/~baron/rpsych/rpsych.html

Social Network Analysis in R –

http://www.drewconway.com/zia/?p=1221

Content categorization and other software –

http://gking.harvard.edu/stats.shtml#statisticalsoftware

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

http://www.rseek.org/

Posted in Aesthetics, Art Computing, Generative Art