# A big list of the things R can do

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R is an incredibly comprehensive statistics package. Even if you just look at the standard R distribution (the base and recommended packages), R can do pretty much everything you need for data manipulation, visualization, and statistical analysis. And for everything else, there's more than 5000 packages on CRAN and other repositories, and the big-data capabilities of Revolution R Enterprise. A

As a result, trying to make a list of everything R can do is a difficult task. But we've made an effort in this list of R Language Features, a new section on the Revolution Analytics website. It's broken up into four main sections (analytics, graphics and visualization, R applications and extensions, and programming language features), each with their own subsections:

- Basic Mathematics
- Basic Statistics
- Probability Distributions
- Big Data Analytics *
- Machine Learning
- Optimization and Mathematical Programming
- Signal Processing
- Simulation and Random Number Generation
- Statistical Modeling
- Statistical Tests

R APPLICATIONS and EXTENSIONS***

- Applications
- Data Mining and Machine Learning
- Statistical Methodology
- Other Distributions Available in Third-Party Packages ***

The asterisks indicate features not part of the standard R distribution, as follows:

* Requires Revolution R Enterprise

** Requires Revolution R Enterprise for IBM Netezza

*** Requires additional open-source community packages from CRAN

Click on the links above for details of R's capabilities within each of these sections. Is there anything R can do that we missed in the list? Let us know in the comments below.

Revolution Analytics: R Language Features

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