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Transcript of leaRning houR
Peter Lomas What? R is an open source programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics. The R language is widely used among statisticians for developing statistical software and data analysis. R provides a wide variety of statistical (...) and graphical techniques, and is highly extensible via packages. C:\> Platform
interface/usage Where? Who? APL R From/at University level to Industry
Cuts across disciplines (finance, statistics, econometrics, ...)
HUGE online community of contributors
Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN)
R-bloggers, AddictedToR, ...
... APL R SPSS "Usage" of
academia TIOBE Programming Language/Community Index
Tracks "online presence" of 200+ languages
Minimum requirement = Wikipedia TIOBE is an indicator of the popularity of programming languages. Ratings are based on
the number of skilled engineers world-wide,
third party vendors.
The index can be used to
check whether your programming skills are still up to date or
make a strategic decision about what programming language should be adopted when starting to build a new software system. R
SPSS = 27
= 94 Why? Why not? ... it's free! R
SPSS = 12
= ? TIOBE TLPI