The R Programming Language

The R programming language is a programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics. It was originally created by Ross Ihaka and Robert Gentleman at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and is now developed by the R Development Core Team.  R is widely used for statistical software development and data analysis. R's source code is freely available under the GNU General Public License, and pre-compiled binary versions are provided for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and several Linux and other Unix-like operating systems. R uses a command line interface, though several graphical user interfaces are available.

Running R on CBS Research Grid

Name & Version


Mode Type

R version 2.15.2


R (upcase) will start the program in a line-by-line interactive mode. Type "q()" to exit.

R --grid_submit=batch "myprog >out"

Start R in batch mode.  The command is case sensitive.  "myprog" is the name of the R program file and "out" is the name of output file. R automatically saves its output in a file named "myprog.out." ">out" in the command is optional.

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