R – The Data Science Diaspora

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R is a open source statistical programming language embraced as an alternative to proprietary options like Matlab, SPSS, and Strata. R allows researchers to apply traditional software engineering workflows to their research methods so their results can be shared and reproduced. R is unique from other open source communities in how it’s the common tool used by subject matter experts from an incredible variety of disciplines, from traditional STEM fields like biology and physics, to social science, the humanities, and even industries traditionally less engaged in open source like insurance, pharma, and finance. Learn more about this unique community and how we’re emphasizing the science in data science!