## DEFINITION AND FUNCTION

The programming language R is an interactive data manipulation language that is mainly used for Data Science, (the application of scientific methods to extract insights from data). R is gaining in popularity and acclaim, and is becoming the foremost Statistical Computing language. R is a dialect of the 1980’s programming language, “S”, a language derived from the 1970’s database query language, “SAS”. R is an open source language, supported by the R Foundation for Statistical Computing. [Read more…]