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Free training spotlight:
Data science in R

Sept. 5, 2017

By Jordan Schwartz

R is hot in the data science world right now. No, not 'R' the rating on racy movies. We’re talking about the programming language that has become a must-have tool for modern data science and business intellgience. Why is it so popular, you ask?

For starters, R is 100 percent free and open source. It focuses on better, user-friendly data analysis, statistics and graphical models. It’s also extremely easy to use complex formulas in R. All kinds of statistical tests and models are readily available and straightforward.

Another plus? R is rapidly expanding into the enterprise market after being primarily used in academics and research.

One other thing… R has a huge community with support from all angles: mailing lists, user-contributed documentation and super active Stack Overflow members.

If you’re not convinced yet, TEKsystems makes it super easy to learn R if you’re a current consultant. We offer a thousands of free classes through our partnership with Skillsoft: over 5,000 courses and 37,000 videos. You have self-service access to R Skillsoft courses through the Virtual Support Community, or you can ask your recruiter for help.

R classes include:

  • Introduction to R Programming
  • Fundamental Methods for Data Science in R
  • Machine Learning Examples for Data Science in R

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