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Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Ziltoid, Oct 10, 2013.


  1. Ziltoid

    Ziltoid I don't play bass

    Apr 10, 2009
    Canada
    Anybody here uses R?
     
  2. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    r/gta
     
  3. Ziltoid

    Ziltoid I don't play bass

    Apr 10, 2009
    Canada
    This is what I get for starting a "serious" thread for once :atoz:
     
  4. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    What do you mean by "R"?

    I can be serious. Or at least try.
     
  5. SoLongJake

    SoLongJake Supporting Member

    Jul 1, 2007
    Des Moines, Iowa
    I would figuratively not be able to function without the letter r.
     
  6. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    the molar gas constant =
    8.3144621 m2 kg s-2 K-1 mol-1
     
  7. AAARRR! (Canadian content, just for you...err us!)
    [​IMG]
     
  8. Ziltoid

    Ziltoid I don't play bass

    Apr 10, 2009
    Canada
  9. GK Growl

    GK Growl

    Dec 31, 2011
    I'm tried R but it was a gateway to X.
     
  10. ArtechnikA

    ArtechnikA I endorsed a check once... Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2013
    SEPA
    usually only on International Talk Like A Pirate Day.

    Unless it's a reference to a Reynolds number, in which case - not very often.
    Or a temperature on the Rankine scale - also not often.
     
  11. ArtechnikA

    ArtechnikA I endorsed a check once... Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2013
    SEPA
    Aha.
    Statistically speaking I have a below-average interest in statistics.

    I hear they're good for lying tho...
     
  12. lakefx

    lakefx Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2012
    Eugene
    I like R, but the interface has a steep learning curve. The data management is a complete pain, so I use it in conjunction with various sql compliant databases. What I like best about R is the compatibility with all sorts of formats. I can use it for projects with clients who have custom software based on SPSS data formats, or dbf, or Stata, etc.
     
  13. I've used it a lot. It's awesome. There are so many great packages available; you can always be using the latest statistical methods.

    Unfortunately my current employer doesn't allow us to use any open-source software :facepalm:
     
  14. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    That looks confusing, I'll pass.

    -Mike
     
  15. Ziltoid

    Ziltoid I don't play bass

    Apr 10, 2009
    Canada
    What approach would you recommend for somebody who wants to learn it? I have no programming experience. I'm familiar with the SPSS syntax but that's a completely different game.


    There's a lot of resources out there, free books, not so free books, courses, videos, etc. So much I'm not exactly sure where I should start first.

    I want to learn it for real, not be dependent on an interface making it behave like spss or something.
     
  16. This looks like a good tool for plotting data. I wish I knew about it when I was taking stats. At that time I was using MAPLE, which is another good software for math plotting.
     
  17. Sorry, I just read the entire thread and my comment was out of context. You were probably talking about in terms of "programming" and not using it for plotting.
     
  18. bkbirge

    bkbirge

    Jun 25, 2000
    Houston, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Steak n Shake
    If I had a choice I'd use Matlab. But R seems to be growing in demand lately, especially among the life sciences and financial folks.
     
  19. UncleFluffy

    UncleFluffy

    Mar 8, 2009
    California
    Head Tinkerer, The Flufflab
    I've used a bunch of things along the way, though not R. Eventually ended up using Mathematica for anything along those lines (and most other lines, too) as it's got so many tools built-in. It's not expensive if someone else pays for it.
     
  20. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    +1