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Working with Sage and R

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By Dr. Rich Herrington, Research and Statistical Support Consultant

This month we review basic computational tasks within the "Sage" mathematics software.  Additionally we look at using the Sage notebook as an interface to the R system of statistical software.   Details on downloading Sage and setting up a Sage server can be found at:  http://www.sagemath.org

Sage consists of a large collection of public domain mathematical software packages (http://www.sagemath.org/links-components.html).  The developers of Sage have looked to integrating previous existing software efforts under a common framework,  rather than re-implementing their functionality.  The R software system is one such software effort (http://www.cran.r-project.org), and we will look at basic operations in sharing data and computations between these two computational systems.

Getting Started - The Sage Notebook

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