Great Platform for Data Analysis and Data Visualization along with Statistical Computing.
Rajat Wadhwani | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 27, 2018

Great Platform for Data Analysis and Data Visualization along with Statistical Computing.

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with RStudio

RStudio is a powerful application for data analysis and statistical computing. It provides an integrated platform to develop scripts in R which can be used to automate repetitive tasks or to mine data. It is aggressively used in our organisation for data mining. Being open source in nature it has huge user support base. Full featured text editor, graphical workspace, cross-platform integration are some of the useful features of R which helps to work faster and efficiently.
  • Integrated Environment for statistical computing, pre-installed modules, cross-platform integration makes RStudio one of the best applications in this space.
  • Being open source, a lot of help can be found on the net. The full text editor helps to manipulate data which is one of the most time-consuming tasks for any automation.
  • Seamless R-markdown is one of the great features of RStudio. It helps you to document what exactly you are performing.
  • Stiff competition from Python. Python is more integrated with other applications as compared to R.
  • Seems to crash more often as compared to R platform.
  • Sometimes you run into weird bugs which are very difficult to debug.
  • License for Rstudio is very cheap as compared to the value it adds to the business.
  • Have huge return of investment if power of Rstudio is utilised properly.
  • Data is secured on the local machine which is very valuable.
Slower to reach ROI since it is more expensive. Rstudio also provides full text editor which is very powerful to play around with data. Also, cross platform feature which lets user to work in any operating system whether windows or mac gives Rstudio huge advantage over other applications. The support community is much more helpful.
RStudio is considered to be primarily a statistical software. Due to its very nature, it is well suited for data analysis and data visualization. Data analysis plays an important part in making business decisions which directly impacts the organization. Having data wouldn't be useful unless and until value is generated from it. Also to extract valuable meta data from various type of documents RStudio provides a great platform to develop scripts in R.