NYU Stern School of Business

Business Analytics Club

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Henry Kaufman Management Center
New York City, NY 10012
United States

bac@stern.nyu.edu

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R

Main Purpose

Large datasets (1M+ rows), statistical methods on datasets of any size


Benefits of this Resource

ggplot creates many different types of useful data visualizations


Robust ecosystem--if you want to do something, there’s almost certainly a package that makes it easy to use

Open source and free


Limitations

No GUI, a little bit of programming is required
slow when working with huge datasets, can’t handle huge datasets as easily as SAS or Pandas (Python)


File Type Compatibility

Probably all, definitely CSV, XLS(X), TXT, PSV


Level of Expertise Required

High
*Comfort with programming (programming for R in and of itself is not that tough, but you need to be willing to write commands instead of manipulating a GUI)


Where to access

R system package free at rstudio


Sources to Learn

coming soon