This presentation will give you the basics of R programming. We will start with a background on what R is and where it came from. Then you will learn how to install the language shell and R Studio, the development environment. You’ll learn about the unique vector based architecture of R which makes it such a powerful analysis tool. Through examples you will learn about the language. We'll also see some examples of R's powerful visualization features. The goal of this session is to demystify R and give you a basic understanding of R programming. You will leave feeling that R is fun! The focus is on the programming language so only a minimal understanding of statistics is needed.