Learning R Language and Understanding Why It is Important?

By Jyoti Nigania |Email | Sep 5, 2018 | 11034 Views

R is an open source language. R is one of the most popular programming languages used for statistical analysis and graphics. It provides the variety of statistical and graphical techniques, and it is highly extensible.  This language is used by statisticians and data miners for developing statistical software and data analysis.
It has the following features:
  • R is a well-developed, simple and effective programming language which includes conditionals, loops, user defined recursive functions and input and output facilities.
  • R has an effective data handling and storage facility,
  • R provides a suite of operators for calculations on arrays, lists, vectors and matrices.
Learning R Language:



R Programming language is statistical analysis software which is becoming very popular and used by:
  • Statisticians: Generating various statistics and reports from data sets
  • Data miners:  Analyzing huge set of data and generating reports from large pool of data
  • Software developers: For developing various statistical analysis and reporting software

So, most important pre-requisite are as following 
  • Knowledge of statistics theory in mathematics
  • You should have solid understanding of statistics in mathematics
  • Understanding of various type of graphs for data representation
  • Prior knowledge of any programming

Tools used for R Programming:
  • R Studio: Its open source tool for R Programming.
  • Eclipse: Eclipse plugin are available for R Programming
  • Visual Studio:  You can also use Microsoft Visual Studio for R Programming. You have to install R tools for Visual Studio and use it for R Programming.
R is one of the most popular programming languages used for statistical analysis and graphics. It provides the variety of statistical and graphical techniques, and it is highly extensible.  This language is used by statisticians and data miners for developing statistical software and data analysis. One should know the clear understanding and fundamental of mathematical skills to learn the language like R.

R is a leading tool for machine learning, statistics, and data analysis. It is a programming language. By using R we can create objects, functions, and packages. R language is a platform independent so we can use it on any operating systems. The installation of R is free so we can use it without purchasing a license.

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