It's estimated there are over 2 million R users worldwide, with another 40% more users estimated by next year. R is rapidly becoming a leading programming language in statistics and data science. As the use of R grows, so too does the demand for qualified individuals to program in R.
R is an open source programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics. It includes linear and nonlinear modeling, classical statistical tests, time-series analysis, classification, conditional statements, loops and data frames among other things.
One of R’s strengths is the ease with which well-designed publication-quality plots can be produced, including mathematical symbols and formulas where needed.
R is available as free software. It compiles and runs on Windows, MacOS and a wide variety of UNIX platforms and similar systems (including FreeBSD and Linux).