R is programming language and environment widely used for statistical analysis.
R is growing in popularity (according to IEEE rankings) and users appreciate the wide variety of packages that support academic research.The R language is also an open source project and the community that has grown up around it is associated with the movement towards more open science practices and reproducible research.
R has a steeper learning curve than some other statistical analysis tools, but fortunately there are a number of sources to look to for support.
R Studio is an integrated development environment for R.
R Studio Development Environment
Where to use R
Most of the computer labs on the seven campuses offer R/R Studio.