Make 'R' work for you
Industry acceptance of 'R'
What is so cool about 'R'?
- R can be used to provide analytics on the Web- Embeddings for Apache server are available which embed R on a server and a user can interact with it via a web browser. (http://data.vanderbilt.edu/~hornerj/brew/useR2007.rhtml) is an example of such a setup.
- R can be embedded in EXCEL- This may require an intermediate-advanced degree of familiarity with R and VBA, but for seasoned VBA users, embedding R in EXCEL will provide them with a whole new range of statistics and graphic capabilities not seen in current versions of EXCEL.
- 'R' can be used to display animations- (http://www.yihui.name/r/stat/multivariate_stat/kmeans/index.htm) This site displays animations made using R to illustrate key statistical concepts.
- Community support in R is very mature and most newbies get a great deal of help by posting to the r-help list. Responses come from professors/ statisticians/ programmers/ advanced users which fosters learning in a more holistic manner, since most newbies are instructed in how to solve their R programming issues with relevant insights into the statistics involved.
Essential 'R' Links
- home page:http://www.r-project.org/index.html
- Packages in R are written for specific purposes. CRAN is the repository where all packages are contained. These packages are segmented in terms of their target domain (Machine Learning, Spatial Statistics, Genetics, Graphics, etc.). Get the full list of topics here. (http://cran.cnr.berkeley.edu/web/views/)
- 'R' code with examples for performing a host of basic (regression, diagnostics, ANOVA) and advanced statistics (Classification trees, Random Forests, Neural Networks). (http://www.statmethods.net/stats/index.html)
- UCLA provides annotated R examples for many statistical techniques. (http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/r/dae/default.htm)
- Revolution Computing is an enterprise R provider. They have created Parallel R, R 64 bit for Windows and Revolution R. Their blog discusses latest developments in R, R usage in diverse industries and all the “cool” things that R is being used for (to run an entire bank). This blog has is mandatory reading. (http://blog.revolution-computing.com/ )
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