My 2 bits of experience with RStudio
October 29, 2019

My 2 bits of experience with RStudio

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with RStudio

RStudio is the tool of choice for helping us with the data analysis. We are using it for time series analysis and forecasting, etc. What makes RStudio best fit for us that it is the very user-friendly and ready availability of the whole history of the commands and data you have worked on to date.
  • The simple user interface leads to almost zero training time for the user.
  • RStudio provides the flexibility to generate reports in a number of formats depending on the use case.
  • The interoperability of RStudio because it is available for almost every OS Ecosystem.
  • There are countless packages available for almost every kind of analysis you can imagine.
  • To be fair, there are hardly any negatives or even shortcomings with RStudio with it being free. But, I have to be nitpicky, it can be argued that in some cases, the input data files have to manipulated or arranged in a certain way for it to perform analysis.
  • It can be made a bit more attractive by upgrading the UI a bit.
  • The best thing with RStudio is that once we chose it, we didn't have to spend a dime figuring out solutions multiple ecosystems or different kinds of users. It's that flexible.
  • It has saved on time for complex analysis.
RStudio absolutely offers everything that SPSS does at zero cost. Yes, there is a bit of learning curve in terms of you needing to equip yourself with R language but that's a good thing as you learn and apply more complex statistical tools and techniques on your datasets. RStudio made it to our list for being the low-cost full feature package.
We haven't had the necessity to contact customer support yet but there is abundant online forum support available for any kind of issues you might get stuck with. You can find numerous online articles, plenty of elaborate examples and knowledge sources guiding you to the right kind of package your use case needs.

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If you are on the lookout for learning R or need a free solution for your data analysis needs, RStudio is the best you can get. It gives you the flexibility to use on any OS you might have, learn and upgrade your skills, keep an eye on what packages, commands you have used in the past and more.

But, if you are not opposed to spending for more sophisticated solutions with more professional UI and somewhat better ease of use, then there are other tools in the market.

But nothing beats RStudio when it comes low-cost, fully equipped data analysis tool category.