What is R?

Why use R?

  • It's "Free like Pizza"

  • It's "Free like Ideas"

Leading edge

Graphics and interactivity are baked in

# Plot miles per gallon (mpg) as a function of car weight (wt)
plot(mpg ~ wt, data = mtcars)

A popular choice

Why not R?

"The best thing about R is that it was written by statisticians. The worst thing about R…" - Bo Cowgill, Google