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R: A Language for Data Analysis and Graphics

Ross Ihaka and Robert Gentleman
Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics
Vol. 5, No. 3 (Sep., 1996), pp. 299-314
DOI: 10.2307/1390807
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1390807
Page Count: 16
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R: A Language for Data Analysis and Graphics
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Abstract

In this article we discuss our experience designing and implementing a statistical computing language. In developing this new language, we sought to combine what we felt were useful features from two existing computer languages. We feel that the new language provides advantages in the areas of portability, computational efficiency, memory management, and scoping.

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