Programming language R is gaining prominence in the scientific community

Recently, R Balaji mentioned this piece in Nature, that talked about how many scientists are using the programming language R as an alternative to expensive, proprietary analysis packages.  It’s worth a read!

Also, we have covered R on this blog, with the posts below.

Parallel Plots in R

Citing Packages in R

R code examples on Jon Herman’s GitHub repository

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2 thoughts on “Programming language R is gaining prominence in the scientific community

  1. Thanks Joe. There was also a recent article in Nature about IPython notebooks:
    http://www.nature.com/news/interactive-notebooks-sharing-the-code-1.16261

    Most R libraries have counterparts in Python. To me, Python has much cleaner syntax, but the more important thing is that they are both free.

    As for the Github page, the R plotting examples are maintained by Tori Ward:
    https://github.com/VictoriaLynn/plotting-examples

    Most of the projects on my account are in python.

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