Big data provides actionable results and insights that have made it a crucial component of today's tech world. To sort through such massive datasets and retrieve the right information, you must have the right tools and understand how to use them.
The R programming language is flexible; with versions available that run on UNIX, Windows and macOS platforms. The program has immense capabilities and knowing how to operate within the program is an asset.
One of our recent discoveries is BERT aka the Basic Excel R Toolkit. This is a package for working with the R programming language functions from Excel. It's a wonderful resource for adding functionality to Excel and best of all, it is free!
We have recently been training a growing number of professionals in R and Python as they migrate from other code-based analytical packages such as MATLAB, Stata, SAS and SPSS. This post outlines some of the reasons for using code-based tools and why organisations are increasingly using Python and R for their data analysis needs.
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