What is R?
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
- Statistical Modeling
- Machine Learning & Data Science
- Data Collection (APIs, Web Scraping)