R: links and info
R is a well-respected statistical software package which can be freely downloaded on any computer.
(courtesy of Vitali Vitali Alexeev)
Introduction to R
summary of R commands
additional notes on R
all by Dr. Cowpertwait
Links and notes on specific topics in R
Importing data from an Excel file. It may be easiest to open the data in Excel. Then use 'Save As' to save it as a CSV file and then use the link below to open it as a CSV file.
How to import data from a Comma Separated Values (CSV) file
Note that as explained in the link, you can assign a variable (e.g. X) to be the matrix of values in your spreadsheet, using the format x <- read.csv(...).