R is an open-source programming language and command-based application. This language is a powerful visualization and analysis tool for data. R is primarily used for statistical analysis, so it lends itself well to text mining, particularly using the tm (text mining) package.
The Scholarly Commons has lab computers with both R and RStudio, a user-friendly graphical interface for using R. Researchers are welcome to come in and try the environment to test it out. If you'd like to try it on your personal computer, you can can download R and RStudio onto your own computer.