Using R-project for free statistical analysis in extension research

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Abstract

One option for Extension professionals wishing to use free statistical software is to use online calculators, which are useful for common, simple analyses. A second option is to use a free computing environment capable of performing statistical analyses, like R-project. R-project is free, cross-platform, powerful, and respected, but may be difficult for beginners to learn. Using a graphical user interface allows new users to perform common analyses using pull-down menus and dialog boxes without programming knowledge. An example of an R-project program, performing a linear regression and producing relevant plots and statistics, is included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number3TOT3
JournalJournal of Extension
Volume51
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education

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