BigDataFr recommends: Why R is Bad for You
[…] Someone had to say it. I know this will be controversial and I welcome your comments but in my opinion R is not the best way to learn data science and not the best way to practice it either.
Why Should We Care What Language You Use For Data Science
Here’s why this rises to the top of my thoughts. Recently my local Meetup had a very well attended hackathon to walk people through the Titanic dataset using R. The turnout was much higher than I expected which was gratifying. The result, not so much.
Not everyone in the audience was a beginner and many were folks who had probably been exposed to R at some point but were just out of practice. […]