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
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
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
Rserve - TCP/IP server running within R which allows other programs to interface with R.
Analysis of log files Creating pretty charts and graphs for management. Fun