# R Language

The *R Language*^{[1]}^{[2]} is a computer programming language developed for data analysis. It is almost identical to an earlier language known as *S*.

A number of different apps have been developed for conducting analyses written in the *R Language*. Somewhat confusingly, the most widely used program for conducting analyses using the R language is also called 'R', and it is used by many of the other apps (e.g., including Q). In this documentation, we refer to the app as the *R Console*. The *R Console* can be downloaded from r-project.org.

When Q performs calculations in R, it does so by sending them to a server that has the *R Console* on it (see Security and R).

## References

- ↑ R Core Team (2013). R: A language and environment for statistical computing. R Foundation for Statistical Computing, Vienna, Austria.
- ↑ The R Project