The R materials are available from our public GitHub repository. To see what is available, follow the chapter links below. For each chapter a README is displayed which summarizes the available R scripts. You can download individual files by following the links to the raw versions. You can also download the complete GitHub repository as a zip file.

R scripts by chapter

How to use the R scripts

  1. You will need to have R installed on your computer (see below).
  2. Many scripts require additional R packages. This will typically be indicated in the first few lines of the script by a library statement, e.g. library(qrmtools). Most of the packages we use are available on CRAN (including qrmtools and qrmdata). 
  3. To install a package from CRAN a command like install.packages("qrmtools") will generally work.
  4. The packages (and R scripts presented) are under constant development. It might thus be required to install the latest version of qrmtools from R-Forge. To this end, a command like install.packages("qrmtools", repos = "") will generally work. Should there be any problem, download the source code from this directory and compile. Type ?install.packages at the R command line for more information. 
  5. Links to some of the R packages we use may be found on this page.

Getting started with R

To download R and find documentation and FAQs, please visit The R Project for Statistical Computing

RStudio provides a free open-source IDE, which also serves as a convenient GUI for users,

R is available as Free Software under the terms of the Free Software Foundation's GNU General Public License in source code form. It compiles and runs on Windows, MacOS and a wide variety of UNIX platforms.