Now’s a great time to learn R. Here’s how.

By David Smith

(This article was first published on Revolutions, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

In a recent article at, I offer up some reasons why now is the time to learn R: data scientists are in high demand, R is the natural language for data scientists, and companies around the world are using R (and hiring R programmers) to make sense of new data sources. Sharp Sight Labs also offers some excellent reasons why you should choose the R language for data science.

So, if you’d like to take the plunge, here are some tips to help you get started with R:

Got any other tips for beginners getting started with R? Let us know in the comments.

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