R (programming language)

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R is an open source programming language for statistical analysis and graphics.

Its software and manual are online at http://cran.r-project.org/. Third party books are available for learning R.[1][2]

Graphical interfaces are available:



An interactive package for instructions (12 pages) on using R for statistics is available[3] with a commercial book for further detail (376 pages).[1]

Mantel-Haenszel Chi-square Test


Simple statistical inference

Basic tests, such as T-test, chi-square and others are described in the Chapter, "Chapter Simple Inference", of http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/HSAUR2/.




Relevant packages include http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/ROCR/ and http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/DiagnosisMed/.


Recursive partitioning


  1. 1.0 1.1 Torsten Hothorn; Everitt, Brian (2009). A Handbook of Statistical Analyses Using R, Second Edition. Boca Raton: Chapman & Hall/CRC. ISBN 1-4200-7933-6. 
  2. Dalgaard, Peter. Introductory Statistics with R (Statistics and Computing). New York: Springer. ISBN 0-387-79053-5. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Torsten Hothorn; Everitt, Brian. CRAN - Package HSAUR, 2nd ed.
  4. Noguchi K, et al. lawstat: An R package for biostatistics, public policy, and law
  5. Cochran-Mantel-Haenszel Chi-Squared Test for Count Data
  6. Viechtbauer, W. (2010). Conducting meta-analyses in R with the metafor package. Journal of Statistical Software, 36(3), 1-48.