Some days I see
R as an eclectic programming language preferred by scientists.
“Programming languages as people.”From Leftover Salad (David Marino).
Other days I see it more like the following.
“Statistical tools as cars.”Shared previously by Darren L. Dhaly and brought to my attention by post by Dimitri Liakhovitski, not sure of original source.
SPSS, I haven’t used the system and don’t have any strong opinion about it one way or another.)
Data Scientist and trainer at Win Vector LLC. One of the authors of Practical Data Science with R.