Friday, January 09, 2009

R - The Programming Language

If you live your daily life dealing with massive databases and data-mining, you may already have heard of the programming language called R. It apparently is empowering folks to do some amazing data-mining.

In a nutshell: What makes R so useful — and helps explain its quick acceptance — is that statisticians, engineers and scientists can improve the software's code or write variations for specific tasks. Packages written for R add advanced algorithms, colored and textured graphs and mining techniques to dig deeper into databases.

Read NYT's article Data Analysts Captivated by R's Power

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