NUIT Research Computing sponsors a university-wide R User Group. The group welcomes members of the Northwestern community using, or interested in using, the R statistical computing environment. All experience levels are welcome. Anyone interested in the group should subscribe to the group listserv.
The R User Group is open to all levels of experience, but the group won't be teaching members how to use R. If you're looking to learn R or improve your skills, review the tutorials linked below or review the Software Workshops tab of this guide.
R is free to download and use, and all the codes are open. At the same time, the users can easily add their own programs (once they get familiar with statistics and programming).
Where to Find R?
A suggestion is to download R Studio, a free R integrated development environment (IDE) as well. R Studio provides a GUI interface that can make R more user friendly. Get that here.
NUworkspace offers users a Windows virtual desktop with a suite of software applications (including R) for University work. Accounts are available upon request to eligible faculty, staff and students affiliated with Weinberg, Kellogg, IPR and School of Communication. Graduate students, undergraduate students and staff in those schools must have faculty approval for account requests.
Where to find the data for your analysis?
Set up an appointment to meet with Social Science Data Services staff to discuss your research and learn about one, or more, of the following: