You can find the entry of R as a programming language here in Wikipedia.

General information

Attribute In case of R
Developer R Core Team
First appeared August 1993; 25 years ago
Stable release 3.5.3 (“The Great Truth”)

Basic syntax

x <- 1:6  # Create vector.
y <- x^2  # Create vector by formula.
mean(y)  # Arithmetic mean of vector.
## [1] 15.16667

The mean of vector y is 15.1666667.

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Last but not least - the well known R icon (from the wikipedia page):