There are many choices for data analysis software available today. In addition to R, some popular examples are SAS, Stata, SPSS, Excel and Excel add-ons, MATLAB, Minitab, and pandas in Python. So, why are we using R? R is free and open-sourced and is available on all platforms, Mac, Windows, and Linux.
R is also widely used.There are more than two million users around the world.This means that new features are being developed all the time,and there are a lot of community resources for R.Additionally, R makes it easy to re-run previous work and to make adjustments. R also has nice graphics and visualizations. We will just be using the R command line interface.