Using R

R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. It is available as a command line application through modules on SeaWulf or as a GUI through Rstudio. 

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Last Updated: June 01, 2018

Accessing R

The command line interface to R is available through:

module load shared
module load R/3.3.2 


While a GUI application (rstudio) is available through:

module load shared
module load anaconda/3
source activate rstudio

When using the GUI you must have X11 forwarding enabled. If you are connected through Windows you will need an additional X11 server, such as Xming

Installing R Packages

If you require the use of packages outside of those normally distributed with R, you can use the install.packages command in both R and rstudio. When doing so, make sure to install your packages to a location somewhere in your home directory:

module load shared
module load R



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