Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center 

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R is a language and environment for statistical computing and graphics. R provides a wide variety of statistical and graphical techniques, and is highly extensible.

One of R's strengths is the ease with which well-designed publication-quality plots can be produced, including mathematical symbols and formulae where needed. Great care has been taken over the defaults for the minor design choices in graphics, but the user retains full control.

R is available as Free Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License in source code form.

Installed on blacklight.

Blacklight usage

  1. Create a batch job which:
    1. Sets up the use of the module command in a batch job.
    2. Loads the R module
      module load R
    3. Runs the program with a command like:
      R --slave < input-file.R
  2. Submit the job with the qsub command.