The R programming language is a GNU package . It is a programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics. It was originally created by Ross Ihaka and Robert Gentleman at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and is now developed by the R Development Core Team.
R is widely used for statistical software development and data analysis. In a threat to commercial packages such as SAS, SPSS, and Stata, R’s popularity is increasing among data analysts inside corporations and academia, with companies such as Google, Pfizer, Merck, Bank of America, the InterContinental Hotels Group and Shell are using it on a regular basis.
R’s source code is freely available under the GNU General Public License, and pre-compiled binary versions are provided for various operating systems. R uses a command line interface, though several graphical user interfaces are available.
With Data Mining gaining more importance day by day , the R programming language has become the lingua franca among the companies . Now they can speed up their operation by ,say for eg , find new drugs more quickly or fine-tune financial models.
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