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Data Manipulation with R - Second Edition by Jaynal Abedin, Kishor Kumar Das

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Comparing R with other software

A growing number of libraries, currently more than 6,000, is the most noticeable feature of R, compared to other commercial software such as SAS, Stata, SPSS, and open source software such as Python and Octave. This feature enables R to have a huge number of tools for data management and statistical analysis. Data management capability is very limited in SPSS and Octave. The capability of R's data management is only comparable with commercial software such as SAS and open source software such as Python. R has no competitor that gets the most up-to-date packages for analysis in many areas such as finance, mathematics, data mining, machine learning, or even astronomy. Recently developed statistical analysis techniques ...

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