Using R and RStudio at Amherst

R is a powerful open source environment for statistics.  RStudio is an integrated development environment that facilitates the use of R by students and instructors. A server is available for members of the Amherst community at  The following resources are intended to help those getting started with these systems.

Five College Guide to R and RStudio

An Introduction to ProjectTemplate

John Myles White, a Ph.D student in the Princeton psychology department, wrote an indispensable package for R, ProjectTemplate, which I use for managing both trivial and complex R projects.