To some people R is just the 18th letter of the alphabet. R is also the name of a popular programming language used by a growing number of data analysts inside corporations and academia.
R is a free software programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics. The R language is widely used among statisticians and data miners for developing statistical software and data analysis. Polls and surveys of data miners are showing R's popularity has increased substantially in recent years.
Data miners report using an average of four software tools to conduct their analyses. Over the survey years, R has risen in popularity.In 2010 it overtook SPSS Statistics and SAS to become the tool used by the most data miners.
R is a free software programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics. The R language is widely used among statisticians and data miners for developing statistical software and data analysis. Polls and surveys of data miners are showing R's popularity has increased substantially in recent years.
Data miners report using an average of four software tools to conduct their analyses. Over the survey years, R has risen in popularity.In 2010 it overtook SPSS Statistics and SAS to become the tool used by the most data miners.
 R is the highest paid IT skill (Dice.com survey, January 2014)
 R mostused data science language after SQL (O'Reilly survey, January 2014)
 R is used by 70% of data miners (Rexer survey, October 2013)
 R is #15 of all programming languages (RedMonk language rankings, January 2014)
 R growing faster than any other data science language (KDNuggets survey, August 2013)
 R is the #1 Google Search for Advanced Analytics software (Google Trends, March 2014)
 R has more than 2 million users worldwide (Oracle estimate, February 2012)
R Resources
R Homepage R for Dummies Rdocumentation.org SUMMARY Professor Norm Matloff Online Tutorials R Bloggers R Wikipedia R Graphics Manual R for Data Mining 
