# Introduction to This Website

## What this site is, and how to use it.

The original idea was to have a regular group discussion about doing scientific data analysis using computing tools like R. R is a very powerful tool for running a multitude of statistical tests. It can also produce stunning graphics and can integrate with a number of other computer languages (Python, LaTeX) and can be used to produce scientific reports and articles (knitr, sweave, *etc.*).

This page is both a place for interesting posts about R and other computer languages in plain language that is accessible for graduate and undergraduate students trying to learn how to run statistical tests or expand their analytical horizons.

### Features of this website

- It is an site to post interesting articles about R or other scientific programs
- Provides a forum for discussion about R, statistics, scientific writing, and graphics
- Provide links to other scientific computing resources (books, websites, tutorials).
- Link to R scripts, templates, videos, and other original content that students can use to run their own statistical analysis.