Loyola University Chicago


R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics developed and supported by the R Project for Statistical Computing.

RLUC Status
Version 3.5.3
Version update 4.0.4 August 2021
License Type Open source
Lab Locations All LSC and WTC open access labs; HSC SSOM 350 and Call Lab 254 
Student Availability

All open access labs on Windows computers

Faculty/Staff Desktop Availability All LUC-owned faculty/staff Windows computers at LSC, WTC, and HSC via the LU Software Center.

Options for using R off-campus

Install on Personal Computer Available for anyone to download for no charge via your preferred CRAN mirror. Download from the institution closest to LUC (Iowa State). Available for a wide variety of UNIX platforms, Windows, and MacOS.
Remote Access - Apporto Available via the Apporto General Lab Desktop to students and faculty.
Remote Access - VPN Available to faculty who are remotely connecting to their LUC desktop and have requested an install of the software.


Manuals for R can be download as PDF or EPUB files or directly browserd as HTML. The R FAQ is the general collection of R FAQs and contains information for users on all platforms (Linux, Mac, Unix, Windows).

Support for R

  • To report issues with R in computer labs or on faculty/staff desktops, contact the ITS Service Desk at ITSServiceDesk@luc.edu.
  • ITRS provides statistical advising hours throughout the academic year; support for R is limited to the current adviser's knowledge of the software.