5Introduction to R

R is an extraordinarily powerful open source software program built for working with data. It is one of the most popular data science tools because of its ability to efficiently perform statistical analysis, implement machine learning algorithms, and create data visualizations. R is the primary programming language used throughout this book, and understanding its foundational operations is key to being able to perform more complex tasks.

5.1 Programming with R

R is a statistical programming language that allows you to write code to work with data. It is an open source programming language, which means that it is free and continually improved upon by the R community. The R language has a number of capabilities that allow you ...

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