R Programming Defined
R programming is a computer language and an integrated suite of software facilities, primarily used for statistical inference, data analysis, linear regression, time series, and machine learning.
R programming can provide users;
- an effective data handling and storage facility
- a suite of operators for calculations on arrays, in particular matrices
- a large, coherent, integrated collection of intermediate tools for data analysis
- graphical facilities for data analysis and display either on-screen or on hard-copy
- a well-developed, simple and effective programming language which includes conditionals, loops, user-defined recursive functions and input and output facilities.
To conduct data analysis with R programming, there are a series of steps:
- Program: R is a clear and accessible programming tool
- Transform: R is made up of a collection of libraries designed specifically for data science
- Discover: Investigate the data, refine your hypothesis and analyze them
- Model: R provides a wide array of tools to capture the right model for your data
- Communicate: Integrate codes, graphs, and outputs to a report with R Markdown or build Shiny apps to share with the world
Some of the benefits of using R programming include:
- Open Source – R is an open-source programming language.
- Exemplary Support for Data Wrangling – R provides exemplary support for data wrangling.
- Quality Plotting and Graphing – R facilitates quality plotting and graphing.
- Highly Compatible- R is highly compatible and can be paired with many other programming languages like C, C++, Java, and Python.
- Platform Independent – R is a platform-independent, cross-platform language.
- Machine Learning Operations – R provides various facilities for carrying out machine learning operations like classification and regression.
- Continuously Growing – R is a constantly evolving programming language.
In Data Defined, we help make the complex world of data more accessible by explaining some of the most complex aspects of the field.
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