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HSL Digital Union Software

What This Software Does

R is a freely available software for statistical computing and graphics. Its capabilities include many different types of analysis such as basic and complex statistics, classification, clustering, text mining, and more.

How Can I Use This Software?

Statistical analysis of various kinds, data mining, machine learning, graphic visualizations. 


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Technical Requirements

Memory requirements are in general low for basic analysis but can vary depending on the type of analysis being conducted. Data sets larger than 1 GB may require more RAM. R actually limits the amount of memory it uses.