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R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics downloadable from here.


R is installed on all Linux workstations and servers, including the clusters. For details on the various add-ons and packages that are currently installed, see the R - BioConductor page.


  • To start an R shell, simply type 'R' on any Linux shell.
  • For more information about installing R and its addons, see the R FAQ page.

Mailing list

If you use R then please sign up to the R-users mailing list.

See also


Although BMI doesn't directly support this software, we encourage its use and will try to answer questions should they arise.  Simply send email to the