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R: The most powerful and most widely used statistical software


In the last ten years, the open source R statistics language has exploded in popularity and functionality, emerging as the data scientist's tool of choice. Today, R is used by over 2 million analysts worldwide, many having been introduced to its elegance and power in academia. Users around the world have embraced R to solve their most challenging problems in fields ranging from computational biology to quantitative finance, and to train their students in these same fields. The result has been an explosion of R analysts and applications, leading to enthusiastic adoption by premier analytics-driven companies like Google, Facebook, and and the New York Times.