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[Sep. 27th, 2012|01:10 pm]
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One of these days I'm going to post a big rant/discussion about why I like working with R/RStudio so much, and why I dislike working with SAS so much. But probably not today. Oh, I can't help myself ...

What I might do is jot some ideas down, and then expand on them over time. That was how I used to write my best blog posts.


  • Openness is a basic part of mathematical conduct
  • Flexible, powerful, succinct, extensible, open. R is a programming language that makes solving statistical problems very easy
  • Works with everything, can do everything ... nearly
  • New statistical and machine learning methods are implemented in R first. There's an R package for just about any statistical method
  • RStudio has one of the best user interfaces of any IDE I've ever used. It's not perfect, but you can see that in a little while, it's going to be getting pretty close
  • Intelligent, thriving user community
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