r-base-dev 2.14.1-1 (i386 binary) in ubuntu precise
R is a system for statistical computation and graphics. It consists
of a language plus a run-time environment with graphics, a debugger,
access to certain system functions, and the ability to run programs
stored in script files.
The design of R has been heavily influenced by two existing languages:
Becker, Chambers & Wilks' S and Sussman's Scheme. Whereas the
resulting language is very similar in appearance to S, the underlying
implementation and semantics are derived from Scheme.
The core of R is an interpreted computer language which allows
branching and looping as well as modular programming using functions.
Most of the user-visible functions in R are written in R. It is
possible for the user to interface to procedures written in the
C, C++, or FORTRAN languages for efficiency, and many of R's core
functions do so. The R distribution contains functionality for a
large number of statistical procedures and underlying applied math
computations. There is also a large set of functions which provide
a flexible graphical environment for creating various kinds of data
Additionally, over thousand extension "packages" are available from
CRAN, the Comprehensive R Archive Network, many also as Debian packages,
This package ensures that other Debian packages needed for installation of
some auxiliary R packages are installed.
- Package version:
- r-base-dev_2.14.1-1_all.deb (3.5 KiB)