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R Data Analysis Software

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Travis Nelson's DOSUG Ignite presentation on R

Travis Nelson's DOSUG Ignite presentation on R

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  • 1. Travis Nelson
  • 2.   R is a programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics.  R is an open source implementation of the S programming language (created 1975-76 at Bell Labs).  Created in 1993
  • 3.   Forbes: Names You Need to Know in 2011  “R is the most powerful statistical computing language on the planet; there is no statistical equation that cannot be calculated in R.” – Steve McNally, Forbes
  • 4.   R is the most popular statistical package at Google, according to Bo Cowgill, Google  “The best thing about R is that it was developed by statisticians. The worst thing about R is that… it was developed by statisticians.” - Bo Cowgill, Google
  • 5.   Rserve - TCP/IP server running within R which allows other programs to interface with R.
  • 6.   Analysis of log files  Creating pretty charts and graphs for management.  Fun
  • 7.   r-project.org
  • 8.   Notepad with the R environment  Revolutions Analytics – NOT FREE!!!  StatET Eclipse Plugin  RStudio!!!