R Project: Pros and Cons

Available functions:

Complete list to be found on statistical-software.net

Pros:

  • Free license
  • Available in the R language are functions for virtually every data manipulation, statistical model, or chart that the data analyst could ever need.
  • Goes far beyond the traditional bar chart and line plot with very advanced charting capabilities.
  • The source code is open for inspection and modification to anyone who wants to see how the methods and algorithms work under the covers.
  • R Project is available on Apponfly.

Cons:

  • Very steep learning curve
  • Doesn't have very friendly beginner support
  • Limited graphical user interface
  • Sometimes, the program might tend to lag.

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