R is a popular, general-purpose programming language that is used in many disciplines, including social, physical, health, and financial sciences. R is open-source and offers a robust set of tools for conducting several types of analyses, research, and data organization.
WHY use R?
R is a relatively easy-to-read and understandable programming language with the ability to expand its functionality. Additionally, there is a large community of software developers using R and there is a large number of freely available packages, add-ons, and environments that we can benefit from.
HOW is R used for data analysis?
Data Manipulation and Management
Machine Learning & Data Science
Data Collection (APIs, Web Scraping)
Getting Started with R/ R Studio
To begin using R, you will need to download and install R and RStudio. Both of these tools are 100% free.
First, you need to download and install the R programming language itself. You can download R directly from the following website:
Second, most R users will want to download and install RStudio. RStudio is an application that provides a relatively use-friendly interface for working with R code, data, and analyses. After you have installed R, you can download and install RStudio from the following website: