In This Chapter
Discovering the benefits of R
Identifying some programming concepts that make R special
With an estimated worldwide user base of more than 2 million people, the R language has rapidly grown and extended since its origin as an academic demonstration language in the 1990s.
Some people would argue — and we think they’re right — that R is much more than a statistical programming language. It’s also
In this chapter, we fill you in on the benefits of R, as well as its unique features and quirks.