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Introduction to R in Bioinformatics & R Installation

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R is a language and environment for statistical computing and graphics. R provides a wide variety of statistical (linear and nonlinear modelling, classical statistical tests, time-series analysis, classification, clustering) and graphical techniques, and is highly extensible.

R in Bioinformatics:

R is rapidly becoming the most important scripting language for both experimental- and computational biologists. R is one of the most widely-used and powerful programming languages in bioinformatics. R especially shines where a variety of statistical tools are required (e.g. RNA-Seq, population genomics, etc.) and in the generation of publication-quality graphs and figures.

R Installation


  • Open an internet browser search for ‘download R’.

  • Click on this link

  • Click on hyperlink "Download R 3.6.2 for Windows "

  • Open the download file and select the language and installation path.

  • Install the R.

  • Complete the setup process.

  • Search for the R on your laptop or PC.

  • Open the R studio.


In this video we talked about R language and its importance in Bioinformatics. We also discussed the process to install the R language.

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