R is great if you're looking for free/open source stat software
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 27, 2018

R is great if you're looking for free/open source stat software

Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft R (formerly Revolution R)

Microsoft R is typically used for statistics and data analysis needs for marketing data and developing machine learning algorithms. It helps solve optimization and developing predictive models. R is currently being used by one person in the department considering the size of the company, but looking to add more users of R sooner or later.
  • It's free
  • It's open source
  • Does the same statistical and data analysis as other programs
  • Very high learning curve
  • Helped save company money versus buying other stat software
R requires knowledge of programming and can be a high learning curve versus if you're using a user-friendly SPSS or JMP.
It's well suited for developing machine learning algorithms and statistical/data analysis. However, analysis in R does take some time so if you're churning a high number of projects, you might want to consider something else.