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RStudio review by Jevgenijs S.
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"Very solid wrapper for the industry statistics standard "

What do you like best?

The RStudio packs a number of important features that a standard R does not have. These include the ability to use pull-down menus to install packages, plot charts, import data, and execute blocks of the code. RStudio also offers a very nice editor for coding.

What do you dislike?

Despite all advantages, RStudio still stands far from commercial packages like STATA or EVIEWS in terms of its user-friendliness. Having built-in STATA-like abilities to perform regular statistics tasks, like OLS, GMM, time series tools, etc. using pull-down-menus, and duplicated by a code would be immensely helpful.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Economics and Financial analysis of large data. R is very helpful because it is free, massively parallelizable, and has many useful tools other packages do not have.

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RStudio review by Edwin D. L.
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"Mapeo con RStudio"

What do you like best?

Lo mejor a la hora de mapear con RStudio es la facilidad con la que puedes adecuar tus datos a lo que necesitas expresar. Siendo un lenguaje tan rápido de aprender, con Rstudio y sus herramientas solo debes tener claro cómo plasmar tu idea para que los otros lo entiendan, sin duda RStudio te ayudará en ello, solo hay que aprovecharlo.

What do you dislike?

Un aspecto a mejorar es el diseño de los gráficos, en este caso de los mapas. Con los cambios que existen en los distintos software de este tipo, Rstuido debe fijar su norte a una mayor calidad en los gráficos que genera.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Al trabajar con estudios de mercado, necesito encontrar distintas formas de expresar las variables que uso. Por ello con un simple NPS en escala nacional tuve la oportunidad de graficarlo en un mapa geográfico el cual me ayudó a ver el comportamiento de este indicador en el país, incluyendo por Estados y Municipios.

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RStudio review by Pablo l.
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"Por que deberías usar Rstudio!"

What do you like best?

RStudio es increíble. Me encanta el hecho de que sea de código abierto, y funciona a la perfección con R. Hay tantos paquetes desarrollados por otros que se pueden obtener fácilmente de CRAN o Bioconductor, por lo que realizar análisis es muy intuitivo y fácil de usar. Todas las funciones también vienen con buena documentación y un montón de ejemplos para seguir a lo largo, que fue tremendamente útil cuando estaba empezando como un usuario principiante lats año.

What do you dislike?

A veces encuentro que escribir tus propios paquetes o programas para hacer cálculos no es tan sencillo. Por ejemplo, intenté escribir una función que clasificara un conjunto de productos y realizara un cálculo de similitud entre los proveedores. Escribir nuevas funciones desde cero fue un poco difícil para mí, ya que no encontré muy buena documentación que fuera fácil de seguir. He tenido que confiar en los paquetes de otros, que también han funcionado bien.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitivamente recomendable - es gratis para todos, lo que es especialmente un gran beneficio para los estudiantes. Utilícelo más en clases para exponer a los estudiantes a una variedad de tareas de visualización, modelado y minería de datos.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Estoy usando RStudio para ejecutar análisis predictivos, específicamente estoy tratando de predecir las ventas para una semana determinada basado en predictores tales como el número de visitas a nuestro sitio web, los enlaces en los que los usuarios hacen clic, su historial de compras, etc. RStudio tiene muy buenas funciones para construir modelos de regresión y aprendizaje de máquina para este tipo de trabajo. Me di cuenta de que el mayor beneficio es que es gratuito. Anteriormente usaba Stata, por lo que tuve que pagar.

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RStudio review by Sinjini M.
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"RStudio review"

What do you like best?

RStudio is an amazing statistical software to use today. It is not only good for basic data analysis and visualization but also for more sophisticated statistical modeling and inference. I use RStudio for both my research projects and teaching and students love it as well. The best part about RStudio is that it is open-source (hence free). It also has several libraries with built-in functions that are useful.

What do you dislike?

The main thing that I dislike about R and RStudio is the file handling aspect. Sometimes files that are read into RStudio need to be manipulated in some ways to apply certain techniques (like ANOVA or Analysis of Variance). I wish this was simpler as in other software packages like SPSS. Another minor thing is that the learning curve may be a little steeper for undergraduate students (every function and use is not as intuitive).

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely recommend - it is free for all, which is especially a huge benefit for students. Use it more in classes to expose students to a variety of visualization, modeling and data mining tasks.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use RStudio to perform both simple and complex statistical analyses for my research projects and also teach courses on Business Statistics and Data Science using it. Students love it and it is relatively easy to learn if you have some programming background. RStudio has enabled me to apply different types of statistical and data mining algorithms to different types of data easily and obtain the results that are eay to understand, present, and interpret.

RStudio review by Divyansh A.
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"Amazing platform for data analytics"

What do you like best?

RStudio is incredible. I love the fact that it is open source, and works seamlessly with R. There are so many packages developed by others that can be easily obtained from CRAN or Bioconductor, so performing analytics is very intuitive and user-friendly. All the functions also come with good documentation and plenty of examples to follow-along, which was tremendously helpful when I was starting out as a beginner user lats year.

What do you dislike?

I sometimes find that writing your own packages or programs to do computations is not as straightforward. For instance, I tried to write a function that would rank a set of products and perform a similarity calculation between the vendors. Writing new functions from scratch was a bit hard for me as I did not find very good documentation that was easy to follow. I have had to rely on other's packages, which has worked out well too.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm using RStudio to run predictive analytics, specifically I'm trying to predict sales for a given week based on predictors such as number of visits to our website, what links users click on, their past purchase history, etc. RStudio has very good functions to build regression and machine learning models for such work. I realized that the biggest benefit is that it is free of cost. I was previously using Stata for which I had to pay.

RStudio review by Patrick S.
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"User friendly interface for R"

What do you like best?

I recently started to work with R and statistical analysis for my PhD project. RStudio is basically R with buttons and more useful resources. The auto save sessions are amazing and you don't have to be worried about your computer shut down or anything that can happen somethings, you are not gonna lose your data. To install packages is super easy and there is a lot of them out there. The console is super user friendly and the script screen is pretty clear. Even for beginners like me, RStudio looks easy.

What do you dislike?

One thing I don't like about the RStudio is the lack of auto updating R feature. When a new R is released, you have to download and install it manually, RStudio does not recognize a new version of R. And you also have to copy and paste your packages from the old R to the new directory, RStudio cannot handle it yet.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you have to run lot of data in R and you are a beginner or not a bioinformatics guy, use RStudio, the interface is good and user friendly, everything is pretty clear in the screen, you will know when something is wrong with your code and RStudio gives you some hint to make the code work.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

RStudio helped me to analyze my RNA-seq data in one week, and I never worked with this kind of data before. It looks clear and easy, just type and run your script, do it all over again and your work are done.

RStudio review by Manvendra Singh R.
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"Statistical Language Tool"

What do you like best?

The community associated with the tool and language is very strong. Also the extensive work and updation of packages make it very easy to use and apply functionalities. Caret and dplyr are very versatile packages. If one learns to use ggplot 2 package, they can even create interactive dashboards like one from tableau.

What do you dislike?

There is not much to dislike about the language but the constant and frequent updates in few packages makes one re-learn the concepts related to it again and again.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is difficult to learn, but there is a lot of material available online to woke through it. I learned through data camp, ISLR and participated in online kagggle competitions. It takes time but once crossed the threshold its a cake walk then on.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

RStudio was mostly used for data wrangling. This data cleaning part took the maximum part of processing the whole data. Once the concepts were learned it was easy to use and modify the data for further work on it. Statistical knowledge coupled with the knowledge of this tool can work wonders. One can build regression models and do predictive analysis. There are many applications towards improving and understanding the data for the further applications.

RStudio review by Luis C.
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"Great tool for R programming"

What do you like best?

I really like the user interface design. It is it very intuitive with different sections like code, console, file paths, libraries. Another good point is the easy way of searching and installing new libraries that make your work more simple and fast

What do you dislike?

I wouldn't know what to say. I think this tool doesn't have any cons. It is made for any kind of user for beginners and also advanced users and can be used in some many different fields

Recommendations to others considering the product

Very easy to use but in case you have some problems, you can check the official documentation or even non official. There are a lot of documentation on the Internet.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Fast and efficient R programming. It is currently the best and more most famous framework for R development used for big data and business intelligent projects

RStudio review by Maike H.
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"The only IDE to use with R!"

What do you like best?

I don't even know where to begin. Rstudio is highly customizable, allowing you to choose how to display your console, plots, workspace variables, etc within the IDE. The newer versions of Rstudio allow for version control with git as well, which is very advantageous for collaborative projects. Plotting is also easy, and you can easily scroll through your plot history to compare many plots. You can easily inspect your datasets and variables as well. Installation is very simple and takes a few moments. I use Rstudio with my PC and Mac, and I've never experienced problems with either. In addition to an IDE, you can also write latex and markdown documents integrated with R code and output. I love this feature, because I produce many reports in which I need to show R code and output. Also Rstudio is free!

What do you dislike?

Although Rstudio is an excellent IDE, that comes at a cost of overhead. Compiling large lateX documents, for example, takes much longer if you run them through Rstudio versus the command line.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would highly recommend Rstudio to a wide variety of people--from students to instructors, business professionals, and anyone who'd like to get some programming experience in a user friendly IDE. I especially recommend Rstudio to those who are on a budget, because Rstudio is free! I would also recommend it for analysts who wish to use version control on collaborative projects, because Rstudio integrates with github.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Rstudio extensively daily to analyze, process, and manipulate data. It is an invaluable resource. I would not be as productive or efficient without it. I really love that I can produce high quality reports with R code. This helps others understand my work and makes my research reproducible.

RStudio review by Sohrab R.
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"R-studio can handle statistical packages pretty well"

What do you like best?

What I like the most about R-studio is the variety of packages that it covers. Most statisticians are well-versed with R so most of their academic papers end up being a package in R which makes it a very useful software for statistics. R-studio is easy to use and it is quite friendly. I also like the visualization packages such as ggplot2 which generates fancy figures.

What do you dislike?

I think R is very good for statistics but it's quite limiting for many other tasks such as data-wrangling, deep learning, and machine learning packages. If you are working in those areas I suggest using Python instead.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Consider making Machine Learning and Deep learning packages more user friendly and provide a good tutorial on that so that you can resemble something like Scikit-learn)

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have been working with R-studio for a while now. I often run ANOVA models ore regressions. I also use it for mapping (ggmap) and visualization because I think the visualizations are great. Although, after the advent of Tableau, I barely use R-studio for visualization. Because of it being an open-source software, it is still a common software preferred by many companies including Mckinsey.

RStudio review by Samuel C.
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"A complete game changer"

What do you like best?

RStudio has been a complete game changer for me at work. Not only does it provide a slick interface for utilizing the R programming language, it makes implementing new packages and combining multiple programming languages simple and efficient. The Help tab save a great deal of time that would otherwise be spent on Google. The Plots tab makes exporting plots quick and versatile. Personally, I could go on for a long time on how great this product is. Shout out to the Monokai theme; it makes coding a dream.

What do you dislike?

There are some issue with saving plots and their size and scale. I can program a plot to have a specific scale, but open it in the Plots tab differently and the saved file changes. Especially when I put multiple plots onto the same image there are scale issues. I have spent more time than I would like to admit adjusting scales.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Check out the documentation and Stack Overflow with questions. This GUI is highly powerful and worth the time to acclimate to. I would also recommend the theme "Monokai," which is a dark theme. It makes the coding softer on the eyes.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I complete probably 85%-90% of my work with RStudio. We run off an IBM AS400 server and I constantly pull and manipulate data through an ODBC connection using SQL queries and then dump the data into Excel. Data wrangling that would take literal days in Excel take mere seconds once a program is written. We recently updated our accounting software and we had to verify that our data transferred correctly. The accountants would have had to check hundreds of thousands of lines of data manually over the course of days (in at least 3 different stages), but I was able to complete the whole process in a few hours (coding, formatting, and running scripts combined). Highly powerful.

RStudio review by Kendra M.
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"A great software for both R beginners and complex users"

What do you like best?

R studio is easy to navigate and use for analysis even with little to no experience with R programming. It allows you to easily manage and visualize all the objects in your environment, whether you are performing simple analysis and graphing or if you are running complex models or even writing your own R packages.

What do you dislike?

It could use a few more thorough tutorials that shows you exactly the basics of working through a project in Rstudio, where all the features are located, etc. But many tutorials exist online that can serve the same purpose if need be

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am using R studio to manage and edit different data structures, perform computational statistical analysis and visualize the results of these analyses

RStudio review by Chirag A.
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"Great editor for R programming RStudio"

What do you like best?

Its has a very good GUI where one can easily write R code for writing machine learning program. You can see the values of global variable create various programs etc.Also it is very fast. Rstudio is great tool for programming R code for machine learning programming. It has a very good GUI and is a great tool for Data Analysis and Data Science. It is freely available and very easy to download and setup.

What do you dislike?

As of now I did not find anything bad in Rstudio. One thing that I can say is that it can be more colorful.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Rstudio is great tool for programming R code for machine learning programming. It has a very good GUI and is a great tool for Data Analysis and Data Science. It is freely available and very easy to download and setup.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Writing code for machine learning project which is the part of Data Science initiative.

RStudio review by Ramesh V.
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"Beautiful Data Analytics tool with In Built algorithms and handful tools"

What do you like best?

1. I liked the User interface and MacOS application. Very Dynamic and Fluid .

2. I've used online tools as well provided by Rstudio and found them really helpful.

3. Admin portal seems so good. Connecting apps is very easy as well.

What do you dislike?

I did't came across any issues while using RStudio on my macOS. Everything worked well as advertised. Satisfied.

Recommendations to others considering the product

1. Information about Various models is must.

2. Reading manual before using is always a good idea,

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

1. making ML models and using them in production ,

2. The very important part was Deploying over cloud which is just a breeze with help of Studio.

3. Used and tried hands on Predictive Analytics and found it very intelligent.

RStudio review by Hartney D.
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"RStudio Makes Working with R Significantly More Efficient"

What do you like best?

Separating the console and clean script allows the user to have a working script with which the problem solve and perfect, as well as a clean, final script. RStudio brings packages to your fingertips and makes installing them a breeze. The ability to also view one's dataset while working is also invaluable to the user. Generally, the RStudio interface is the same, easy to use interface as R so if you're familiar with one, it should be easy to learn the other.

What do you dislike?

In order to save packages to your user library, you must download and save them. It would be nice if the system library included more widely used pre-downloaded packages.

Recommendations to others considering the product

RStudio is a great resource as it is open source software and constantly improving and evolving. As a free software, it can be essential for any business which analyzes data, spatial or not.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I work in geospatial analysis. R is a great tool because you can use it for geospatial statistics. RStudio simply makes working in R ten times easier by creating a clean script as well as a separate working space. RStudio also allows me to save and install packages with a click instead of having to download them each time I use the program.

RStudio review by User
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"Pros & Cons of RStudio"

What do you like best?

RStudio is one of the best tools for coding and debugging in R. The GUI is user friendly. It allows the user to view multiple windows together like editor, console, plots and environment variables. This helps to get work done faster. It also has many visualization packages, making it a good visualization tool as well. Box plots, scatter plots, heatmaps, scatter plot matrix, histogram, bar plot etc are all available for visualization of data. It is a great platform for statistical and data analysis.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the visualizations do not show the complete data. For example if you run neural networks with large number of hidden nodes, RStudio fails to display half the nodes and their bias values. Also, heatmaps of variable with a large name; do not display the entire variable name in the plot.

There are few packages that take too long to load and do not allow other packages to be downloaded simultaneously. This also affects execution of code at times

Recommendations to others considering the product

RStudio is an easy to use application for statistical analysis and data visualization using R programming. A lot of analysis can be done using this tool: from cleaning you data set, data reduction, sampling and oversampling, to training different models and testing the results, so definitely try it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used RStudio for analyzing data sets with statistics and visualization. Then, for modelling my data with various classification and predictive methods and selecting the best based on performance. It helps develop business solutions for the data set being examined.

RStudio review by David C.
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"R Studio"

What do you like best?

The interface is nice and the modeling features are nice. I like R, I like Rstudio, better than SAS and better than a lot of other software. I like R. This sort of thing is quite used for research purposes and whatnot but it could be used for other things as well. Like for education, finance, and a lot of other sectors

What do you dislike?

Interface could be more customized and faster. R could be better, could be better documented, could do with more python like features, get more stuff, etc. Could improve on speed and other aspects as well.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Go for it

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Modeling and statistical analysis, Can't talk about specifics due to NDA, but mostly stats and analysis of data and whatnot. It is quite nice actually. Very revolutionary and will bring lots of benefits to the world. This is what research is really about. Funding is an issue, but it wouldn't be an issue if everyone knew what we were doing. The world will be a better place with our research and it would really be out there. Space, it will be reachable with the amount of work we do with gravity. That's the biggest problem. Gravity. If we solve gravity, we can get to space and we can get to other planets, like what Elon musk wants to do. But the government doesn't like having people out there without their control so they restrict our funding. That is not good.

RStudio review by User in Higher Education
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"Makes large data sets simple to interpret!"

What do you like best?

The software is simple to learn, and there are many guides available as needed. I also like how simple it is to get help with using different packages within the program. I also like the availability of RMarkdown that can be used to turn codes into html.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes I struggle with adding commas and keeping my symbols/punctuation straight. With Stata, punctuation and symbols aren't as necessary when inputting the commands.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely make sure to use the resources that are all over the internet for help with RStudio. Almost anything you could possibly need help on is out there, and will make your life a lot easier! I also think it's good to have a good background in another stats program first because then the manipulations that you will need to do will make a lot more sense.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am able to quickly and easily find the data results and answers that I am looking for when my data sets have upwards of 200,000 observations. This is very useful and saves time.

RStudio review by Miguel R.
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"Review de RStudio"

What do you like best?

Rstudio está diseñado para ofrecer un entorno de desarrollo integrado. RStudio es la razón por la que elegí la programación en R. Es fácil de usar y el diseño es ideal. También me gusta que sea fácil actualizar paquetes. Lo más sobresaliente es que no solo ofrece la finalización automática del código, sino también la finalización automática de la ruta del archivo. Aunque aprender a programar en R sea algo complejos al principio, con RStudio es más fácil y merece la pena.

What do you dislike?

En general, no tengo quejas sobre RStudio. Lo único que puedo mencionar es que tarda un poco en cargar el entorno. Toma tiempo procesar conjuntos de datos grandes y que podrían implementar el uso de múltiples procesadores. Aún así, sigue siendo una de las mejores interfaces para usar R.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Ten paciencia con el lenguaje R. Es complejo y lleva su tiempo aprenderlo pero una vez que lo dominas no hay nada mejor y RStudio te da todas las las facilidades posibles para conseguirlo.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Utilizo RStudio para análisis estadísticos complejos como modelos de ecuación estructural, análisis bayesianos y modelos jerárquicos. Fundamentalmente lo utilizo para la investigación.

RStudio review by Preeti N.
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"Amazing data analysis tool"

What do you like best?

Visualization is the best option provided for large data sets. The help function for all the code which we required is really nice. The packages are easy to understand. The interface is quite simple and straightforward.It is easy to install. There are proper documentation available to understand each and every thins. The scrips i made for my project were easy to use by everyone. It is open source, easy not only for employees but also for students who are in their learning phase can easily use R for their academic purpose.For R users, there is active group which can help an user to understand things very easily. This group helped me in providing me a lot in understanding the errors.

What do you dislike?

Nothing much. It is quite easy to access but one need to know about the right libraries to be installed. I didn't dislike anything about this product as particular.Some memory management issue i have faced sometimes. It can quickly absorb all the memory and space available. Other than that i never faced any issue with R.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's an amazing tool for data analysis. The data cleaning part done on R helped me a lot in reducing my daily hours of cleaning the data. The scripts made on R studio is really easy and helpful.One is able to understand the concept and functions easily with help feature.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Large data sets for providing analysis to senior leadership. The visualization helped me in providing good result to leadership. The data cleaning scrips reduce the man hours for data scientists and for me as well.

RStudio review by User in Higher Education
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"Easy, intuitive IDE for R programming"

What do you like best?

RStudio's interface is clean, minimalist, and makes writing code easy. Being able to view plots/files, variables, workspace, and command line all at once is helpful. Highlighted text (depending on values, variables, functions etc.) makes singling out comments, files, and numbers easy; this feature is expanded when working in R Markdown and is visually simple. The ability to preview and knit R Markdown documents is useful.

What do you dislike?

RStudio tends to slow down considerably when editing an R Markdown or R Notebook file; I find myself having to write in a basic R script document then transfer over to Markdown once finished. Some useful features are somewhat hidden (ie, "Set Working Directory" is a tiny option in a small menu; it would be nice if this were more notable). The export image feature isn't great, and I usually use an outside utility to preserve image fidelity.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

RStudio helps our data analysis move quickly. Benefits include increased efficiency and a lower learning curve for writing R code.

RStudio review by User in Higher Education
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"R Studio for Sports Analytics"

What do you like best?

It's fairly easy to import data into R Studio. It is helpful to be able to write multiple scripts simultaneously in the Editor. The console displays the results of the script outcome and/or displays any errors.

What do you dislike?

The Console does not save the output. It would be helpful if the console saved the output in different sections/windows for each corresponding script.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would definitely recommend R Studio to others, but it is import to learning the programming language first. It is also very important to learn how to clean up the data first through the appropriate script.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I analyzed MLB sport related data. There were two datasets imported into R Studio, one for players and one for teams. I cleaned up the data. Dataframes were then created to merge and store the data. By creating the data frames and running the scripts, the sports stats became easier to analyze.

RStudio review by Stepan G.
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"RStudio - a powerful tool for data wrangling and package creating in R"

What do you like best?

Rstudio has a great interface: data browsing is the best I have seen in any IDE, including MATLAB. It has integration with git. As a allows for creating proper packages, ready with documentation and and all whistles and bells. The same time it is sample and intuitive, making it beginner-friendly.

What do you dislike?

It's problems is really a continuation of this IDE advantages: e.g. interface is minimal and simple, but it would be nice to create multiple separate windows for browsing data or have R-console detached.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is free and frankly the only option for R IDE

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Created and submitted two Bioconductor packages. Explored certain problems in random matrix theory.

RStudio review by Jennifer L.
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"Rstudio for your review"

What do you like best?

RStudio makes work easier with When entering RStudio we see the screen divided into four windows, that multiplatform R, works on Mac, Windows, and Numbers UNIX Numbers. This means that you can work with your data, figures, analysis and more importantly using your instructions, R is free software, there is a large community of volunteers working to improve it, which allows it to be molded and addressed to specific issues. Creating programs and packages that work in the environment R. Programs such as R-studio, Java GUI for R, R-commander, RKWard, among others, and with more than 6000 packages indexed in CRAN, Biocoductor, GitHub and R-Forge

What do you dislike?

R has a vast documentation of help, description of packages and functions, it is difficult to find specific information at any given time, R is an online programming language of command, which does not involve the use of menus like other statistical programs, this makes many people who are not familiar with programming, it is very difficult to migrate to R. But this is more than a disadvantage, because programming will better understand the basis of statistics and data analysis, compared to other people who do not use R.

Recommendations to others considering the product

First, because it is a language with a complex learning curve, but very robust and effective for the handling of statistical data, for developers specialized in these languages, it can be simple. In addition, R is a programming language that is constantly evolving and that has extensive documentation, ease in the preparation of data, with this technique is very simple, largely because it automates many processes by programming sequences of commands, R works with any type of file, R is a language that allows the implementation of additional packages that give a huge data management capacity, It is open source and free.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Basically, I can simplify the steps when updating a database, reduce working time, once it is scheduled, as a statistical platform, it offers me all the techniques of data analysis. In addition to programming new methods and routines in an easy and robust way, I can do any database immediately, I can perform all the data analysis and even read files of different formats.

RStudio review by User in Research
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"An easy-to-use and comprehensive IDE with tons of functionality "

What do you like best?

The ability to load data into the workspace interactively and being able to view the data instantaneously, without having to export it first. This is a brilliant feature that more IDEs should include. I also enjoy being able to snippets of code at a time, not the entire file.

What do you dislike?

I wish it had a built-in terminal along with the R environment, like with PyCharm. This way one can run 2 codes at once, or be running one code while playing around with another at the same time.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The data visualization capabilities are good, but if you plan to use RStudio solely for this purpose, exporting plots can get a little tedious and viewing the plots interactively can be error-prone, in my experience. Python is more powerful for visualization but less convenient.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Everything from principal component analysis for hugely multivariate databases, to data visualization (e.g. plotting temperature gradient time series' over the entire US), to simple data analysis and file I/O.

RStudio review by User in Internet
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"Free, but open source (so beware)"

What do you like best?

I like that RStudio (a user interface for R) is free & allows for the ability to download & install packages in the console itself. You can even connect to Google Visualization Charts, which open up more possibilities with data visualization.

What do you dislike?

I find that it isn't 100% user friendly - I can never remember where to save exactly what I would like (my R script in the editor or the entire disc image), & to this day, I still forget how to set my working directory permanently. I also dislike that due to being open source, every package is different in coding (even if written by the same source). This makes similar functions tricky to do vs in SAS where you just change which proc function, etc you are using. I find that it can be a bit clunky, but overall, still decent for being free & open source.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure to really research packages to ensure writing code correctly as they can vary so much!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's great to have a free option as a resource for working with large datasets. SAS can be pricey, but since R & RStudio are free, it is a great substitute. It allows to anyone with any software budget access their data & be able to conduct many different levels of analysis. I don't personally utilize RStudio every day, as I am more primarily a SQL & SAS user, but it is very handy to have RStudio around for when I need it.

RStudio review by Internal Consultant
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"Is RStudio up to face competition? hmmm.. maybe not."

What do you like best?

I love the way it has integrated code completion, help manuals for any package and also the possibility to integrate custom tools to its addins. IT also allows us to view what's loaded in the global environment and even see the structure of objects.

What do you dislike?

Not being able to run parallel processes within the editor. It all must be handled by R and not even all the operations can be scaled. There should be more addins available. Code formatting is inconsistent and makes your code unreadable at some point.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There are other tools out there that might be easier to use for neofites. But I strongly recommend this tool for anybody wanting to learning predictive analytics or datascience. That being said, I would nto recommend it for data exploration since Excel or SAP Lumira is more powerfull than this. Trifacta is also another good tool to explore your data. But when it comes to modeling, math enthousiasts will love RStudio.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am EAM analyst and I need to perform regression testing and analysis. I also need to build models for our reliability group.

RStudio review by Zohreh S.
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"Open source, stable GUI for R with enterprise licensing as option"

What do you like best?

- Easy to navigate

- Fantastic to install/uninstall packages

- Great sense of customisation

- Stable with rare crash

- Fast in-memory engine

- Open source

- Free license with option to go pro

What do you dislike?

- Slow when sample size is high

- Needs a bit of redesign to get closer to something like Zeppelin or Jupyter. This IDE style is a bit of old school.

- It does not have cool visualisation solution. Everything must be coded.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This IDE is great to start with R. However, it keeps data in memory so its performance is highly dependent of the volume of RAM you have on your machine. It can easily crash when data is large.

This is dedicated to R as name suggests with lots of features. If you are in enterprise environment, you can even deploy your model on RStudio Server where you can schedule your task on a certain plan. Surly you have to pay for enterprise a very reasonable fee (I think it is $1000).

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

R code development, description analysis, data cleansing, feature engineering, modelling

RStudio review by User in Higher Education
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"Easy to follow, great for beginners in R and command line"

What do you like best?

I like that it has a nice GUI. When an image is generated, it pops up in the corner and the user has the option to zoom in and can save it from the GUI rather than typing into a command line. You can see what it looks like before you save. You can also see characters and strings you have created in the upper right corner of the GUI, so keeping track of what you've created in R is much easier. The drop down menus for installing packages from both CRAN and from source are also really nice!

What do you dislike?

It can be a little clunky sometimes, though it could be my computer making it that way.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Data analysis is much easier, and due to the graphical nature of RStudio, it's easier to see what I've done as far as creating objects and strings, and also images.

RStudio review by User
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"Great Experience for Using R studio"

What do you like best?

R studio does not have much format to follow. I can easily build in my own function and do application. What's more, I can knit the result in several different ways. The packages with instruction and explanation are useful for new user to understand the usage.

I can treat R studio as a calculator and notebook. It can show the results very fast and easy to operate.

It can add the Greek sign, matrix and several mathematical symbol as the comments. Therefore, we can knit an entire report at once with nice format, clear output and code.

It also have nice plot package such as ggplot, which can output a nice and colorful plot.

What do you dislike?

For the traditional plot, there is not too much choices to edit them in a nice way.

For the result, it does not show everything in one step. You have to run different codes and packages to get what you want.

It is kind of hard to contribute existed data in a new way. For example, if we want to inverse the entire data, treat one column and row, it is kind of hard to do it.

And R studio distinguish the capital word and lower case character, which we need to pay attention to this point every time.

Recommendations to others considering the product

R studio usually saving a lot of records in the environment, which, in my opinion, is a waste of memory. If the history can be cleaned after we quit the software, it may be better.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I often use R studio to do data analysis.

clear output and easy code typing

It can give you the result with complete format.

RStudio review by User
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"MAIN IDE FOR R"

What do you like best?

Rstudio is extremely user friendly and has everything you could possibly want from R. It breaks it down into 4 panels. The first panel is simple vanilla R. The other one is a scripting place for you to write and edit R code nicely. The other one is your environment which shows you which variables and functions you have created (trust me your gonna want to know this) and the last one shows your directory, packages, and much more. R is complicated on its own and the IDE here helps break it down and become more user friendly. Trust, your gonna want to use this for R

What do you dislike?

Nothing really, they update R studio every while and the team that does this is remarkable. One thing I disliked was that they did not help show the directory of your files (trust this was a pain trying to figure out and get wording right), but they recently updated it to include an import dataset button which figures out your file and gives you correct directory along with the code. It is really good.

Recommendations to others considering the product

TRY IT TRY IT TRY IT TRY IT TRY IT TRY IT

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

What business problems are you solving with R Studio? What benefits have you realized?

The problems that are being solved is a working station for data analysis and a way to utilize a statistical programming language like for proper analysis. This IDE is really friendly and has much better features than other IDE's ive tried. You would not be disappointed.

RStudio review by Sajid S.
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"Graduate Student at University of Texas at Dallas"

What do you like best?

- RStudio can effectively run R packages and is simple to use while trying to perform statistical analysis for huge amount of data.

- It is open source and available for free.

- The workspace can be easily saved and organised as a Rhistory file which can be used for referencing later.

- The autocomplete feature is pretty quick and reliable.

- The panels are neatly divided and can be resized according to need.

What do you dislike?

- The main problem with RStudio is that it is lacking behind in Data Visualization as compared to its competitors. Many Data Visualization software like Tableau, Qlikview available in the market can give you stunning visuals which help understand data much easier but Rstudio has not come upto par with the variety of charts that are available in these tools.

- There are instances of Rstudio crash which are quite frequent.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are working on R, Rstudio is the the way to go.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

- Rstudio helps tackle data science problems from almost every industry like healthcare, finance, retail, etc

- Instead of using R command line, you can use Rstudio which can help you plot multiple graphs which are saved in different windows and you can view them together.

- You can build R scripts which are easier to share and run on Rstudio.

RStudio review by Sunaina S.
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"Data Analytics using RStudio"

What do you like best?

The best thing about RStudio is how user friendly the console is. I can save my code and its easy to run the required lines repeatedly. I do not have to rewrite it. It is easy to install all the required packages.

What do you dislike?

When I want to connect the RStudio with PowerBI its not possible. I need to have R Console

Recommendations to others considering the product

Anytime RStudio is better than R console

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I do most of work on data table using RStudio. It takes only few functions to perform any joins or aggregations on a data unlike Java or any other language. I like the visualization part of dataset which is very convenient.

RStudio review by User in Higher Education
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"R-Studio"

What do you like best?

Very helpful IDE for R-programming especially for newcomers to R. Highlights errors in real-time that is not available in the R software itself. Most helpful features are the R-Markdown and R-presentation that enables saving the work (source code and output) in MS Word file or a PDF and thus it is presentable to those not using the software. The project can be saved as R-presentation and can be demonstrated online on any computer by uploading the project to Rpubs.com for free. R has very helpful user community that provides useful solutions to many problems.

What do you dislike?

The user needs to have a good idea of many packages to work efficiently (unlike other software such as SAS). Some of the packages cannot be downloaded directly from CRAN mirrors (on the fly using the install.packages command) or from GITHUB. These packages have to be downloaded locally and then installed before loading them. some of the figures/plots cannot be shown on R-presentation or R-HTML although these are generated on the local computers. Generating the pdf in the R-markdown needs installation of additional software (MiKTeX) not provided with R-Studio installation.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Plenty of R-packages are available and the user may need to consider various options before finalizing the analysis and visualization.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used RStudio for principal component analysis and analysis of observational data using propensity score matching in R.

RStudio review by Bronson B.
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"Quality product and easy to use "

What do you like best?

Best part about R-Studio is its simplicity. Being able to navigate inputs as tabs, manage your environment, and constantly see what data frames you have helps users with coming back to projects and being able to pick up where they left off with little downtime. It's also nice to navigate packages while keeping your console and code blocks open. Obviously, its nice that its open source as well and that it can deal with very large data sets, but that is unique to R, not RStudio.

What do you dislike?

Honestly there isn't too much I dislike about the program. There are some shortfalls in the ease-of-use if you aren't familiar with R, but in that case you shouldn't be using such a program. The only reason I didn't rate it 10 is due to the fact I've found it prone to crashing.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This has helped me work with other colleagues in R, which has revolutionized how we deal with large datasets. Just working in R console seems daunting to most users, but when they look at the interface of RStudio, it is much more approachable and therefore more people will use it.

RStudio review by Subhadip S.
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"Use it regularly for my analytics needs"

What do you like best?

R-Studio provides users with a complete data recovery software with undelete capabilities. Initially developed for data recovery experts, data specialists, IT professionals, and system administrators, R-Studio Data Recovery software is clearly built for advanced and experienced computer users. The software may be a bit confusing for the less experienced users but it also comes with a step by step wizard to help simplify the learning and implementation process.

What do you dislike?

1. Hard to change the size of the windows automatically. E.g. When I use SAS I have the keys set up so that one key runs the analysis, goes to the log window and zooms it to the full screen. AFAIK, in RStudio you have to use the mouse to do this.

2. Use of projects is kind of complex.

3. Some key combinations that are nearly universally used for one thing are used for something else in RStudio e.g. ctrl+R doesn't open a find and replace, it adds a line

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Machine learning, predictive analytics

RStudio review by Zheng Z.
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"Good for starters in research"

What do you like best?

RStudio has a well-designed interface that is user friendly & easy to get on with. It is coed-based, so it takes some time to learn this language - which is something a little bit intimidating to those who haven't worked as a coder before. However, it is not hard to learn, and once proficient, you can do so many things in R that takes forever in Excel or SPSS.

Extra point: RStudio is incredibly powerful, that it conjures up data within seconds.

What do you dislike?

It might be mu delusion, but when dataset is super large, RStudio seems to be operating tiny bit slower than R.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you want to be proficient in R - start with using RStudio.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I work in a neuroscience lab, where we intensively use R to analyze neuro-signal data. By using RStudio, we were able to train all our research assistants so that they can use R to analyze data, and this makes everything so much easier. In the past, we have to use Excel or SPSS to analyze data, and putting data into Excel or SPSS has never stopped being a huge pain for everyone. Now with RStudio, just writing down some codes and it automatically drags the data we want. Also, in the past, after the data analysis, we need to pull out the data and create graphs, put them in powerpoint slide. If data changes, we have to start all over again, which will take forever. Now with RStudio, we simply create graphs and slides within R, and if our database changes, all those graphs and slides change automatically. It works so well, that we cannot think of going back to excel & powerpoint - there' simply no point of doing that.

RStudio review by User in Computer Software
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"Experienced R and R Studio user"

What do you like best?

- Ease of use for first-time learners of R

- Availability in multiple platforms (Mac OS X, Linux, Windows)

- Very comprehensive IDE / Interface

- Ease of installing R Packages

- Debugging capabilities

- Quadrant View (IDE)

- Git Integration

- Sweave / KnitR Support

- Project workspaces

- Open-Source

- User Management (in the Commercial Version)

What do you dislike?

- Commercial edition price is very high (starts at $ 10,000)

- Support is only available via email and response times can be quite high

- Since the support is so limited, I didn't think that the high cost was justified. The main reason we wanted to use it was so that we can get enterprise support which was almost non-existent. When you have a production issue and need to get something fixed, there is no phone support to help you and you need to wait for someone to respond via email.

- The licensing is not perfect. We had a HPC server and every now and then RStudio would stop working because it detected some change in hardware when nothing had in fact happened. This would cause immense issues as no one would be able to access RStudio until it was fixed. Since the support was via email, it meant that there was no option other than informing the business/statistics groups that we were 'waiting to hear back from RStudio'.

- The account manager was hard to get a hold of when we needed. It seemed like they were content with making the sale and not working on maintaining a customer relationship.

- So, while the product is great and has a lot of nice, well-done features, I think the management of the product in the commercial space is sub-optimal and not worth the cost. The quality of development is very high in contrast.

- Alternatives such as Jupyter Notebook (Jupyter Lab), Open Analytics (EU) may be better options

- Using multicore packages sometimes causes issues

Recommendations to others considering the product

Consider the benefits of using the open-source version vs commercial prior to making the purchase

It's a 'must-have' if you are using R for development

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

- Enterprise acceptance of RStudio

- Open Source Version has been very stable and is a much better interface to demonstrate R functionalities than using the terminal

- Have used it regularly since it started

RStudio review by Eric M.
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"Fantastic and Powerful Product for Data Processing & Vizualization"

What do you like best?

The capabilities with the rStudio packages as well as the Shiny Deployment platform make rStudio a fantastically powerful platform for processing, analyzing and visualizing data.

What do you dislike?

There is definitely a learning curve just like with any programming language. The good news, however is that you can easily make sure that you get up to speed with a good deal of online training that is either low cost or free. That plus the learning curve is far less steep than with Python (however, the power from a systematic perspective is limited as well).

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would highly recommend that you take a look at RSTudio as it implements a very easy way for you to ensure you are able to get acquainted with true data analysis; however, it is not without competition. There are many other suites but you should check to see if integrations for R are available for your organization's data sources and if you can easily get data out of those systems to even begin analysis. If you can't get the data out it does you no good to use a system like rStudio. Regardless, the power and flexibility definitely helps here, but you also may want to investigate Python and some of the more robust capabilities available there if you are looking to build a more scalable system that can deal with greater data prep and magnitude/velocity requests across the board.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Nimble, effective data analysis and visualization.

Predictive forecasting and data plotting.

Manipulation and Data Preparation

RStudio review by Christopher R.
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"IDE for any Data Analyst"

What do you like best?

There are a couple different reasons. 1) Being able to use have all the many features of the R language in a succinct interface enhances productivity so well. 2). The R community and the packages behind the R language give any user the necessary tools to do anything under the sun. It is just finding the right package and then understanding how it should be utilized within the current application one is using. 3). The aesthetic of the UI feels natural and helps the experience to be easy and straightforward.

What do you dislike?

It is built on a web-based platform, there are times that the connection between the R kernel and the IDE. It can be annoying.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There is a learning curve to the scripting language of R and look overwhelming to those who have not had a background in coding. However, RStudio is the best way to start as it aids the user by giving easy visibility to the data and the R package environment which are both essential elements of the R language.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Well, most of our business data problems have been solved using Excel. Being that Excel is a wonderful tool it has helped. However, it has been difficult to reproduce our analysis. Of course, there is the ability to save multiple copies of the data, but at the end of the day, there isn't a way to easily version an excel file which R and Rstudio have been able to give the RMarkdown and R Notebook structure.

RStudio review by Alberto Q.
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"The most powerful tool for data treatment"

What do you like best?

RStudio is a free and open-source integrated development environment (IDE) for R, one of the most programming language for statistical computing and graphics. What I like most about this tool is a capacity in data preprocessing.

What do you dislike?

What I like the least about RStudio is that if you perform too complex calculations, the computation time increases a lot.

Recommendations to others considering the product

In my opinion, RStudio is an essential tool for any data analyst due to its capacity and a large number of libraries developed for this platform.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Thanks to RStudio, I have been able to perform the data preprocessing in a simple way. As a consequence, the predictive models obtained next have more accuracy.

RStudio review by User in Consumer Services
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"Easy to Use and Great Functionality"

What do you like best?

RStudio makes using R for data science a breeze. I especially love the graphs and charts that I can make using R in RStudio. I am able to preview and format multiple graphs at once and tweak them in just the right way. RStudio also makes it easy to install packages and munge through data.

What do you dislike?

Not so much of a dislike as much of a preference, but I usually use Python to preprocess my data and then use R to visualize it and run algorithms. I find that preprocessing with Python is much easier.

Recommendations to others considering the product

RStudio is great for visualizing and running predictive algorithms on your data.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

RStudio helps me to visualize my data and understand how individuals interact with my product. The graphs that come out of R make it easy to present my findings to other people in the company.

RStudio review by Kevin L.
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"Wonderful IDE for the R programming language"

What do you like best?

This is a free Integrated Development Environment, which makes is quicker and easier to program in R. I find it much cleaner and easier to use than the native R console.

What do you dislike?

There is really nothing that you can dislike about a product that is free and makes life easier. The product works well and has no obvious weaknesses.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's free - no reason not to try (and use) it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

RStudio allows me to organize my R scripts and manage my data analysis projects quickly and easily. It provides a much better user interface and experience/

RStudio review by Geeta Krishna P.
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"The tool you need if you are exclusively into Data Analysis"

What do you like best?

It's an exclusive tool for Data Analysis

What do you dislike?

It used to be a popular tool, now people are moving into python

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is an exclusive tool if you are looking to get some data science experience. There are researchers who prefer using this tool over python as they feel it helps them get involved with data science more. I personally would recommend this tool to all beginners as this is something that is still used in industries like Mu Sigma and it comes in handy if you are proficient in one skill that is very exclusive and demanding.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

College projects involving data analysis and the place I work where I use this tool for analyzing big data sets.

RStudio review by Nelson David C.
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"A good tool for every R user"

What do you like best?

R Studio provide the best user interface of the whole package of software. It's amazing the amount of plugins you can use for this tool and generate great samples of work. The great thing about being open source allow everyone who is willing to work with data to use this powerful tool with the option of upgrade the tool.

What do you dislike?

The only thing I don't like is the option of language, so far is limited to some languages and even if they have Spanish for example, the translation per se is incomplete.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're starting use the R programming, then this is the best software you can use to keep familiarizing with the environment that offers R.

Also, if you're considering to teach about data or you work at anything that works with data, consider use R and R Studio.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm currently working in Social Media Analytics and I use R Studio to apply analysis of all social media. I use for example for Facebook the plugin "RFacebook" and is very effective at the time of give me all the specification I need to work with; also there is for Twitter, which you can use only if you're linking the option of API with the tool.

RStudio review by Calvin Loan X.
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"Excellent tool for novice and power users interested in Big Data and Statistical Research. "

What do you like best?

R-Studio is an free integrated development environment (IDE) that is generally easy to use and learn for novice and power users alike. The multiple framed windows allows the user to multi-task and seamlessly access data streams, work on the R-Code and view the results within the console or the built-in graphical interface.

R-Studio comes with a vast database of add-on packages that can easily be installed within software and allows the users to greatly take advantage of the R-language to many applications beyond just pure Statistical Research.

What do you dislike?

The built-in HELP command provides syntax and context on the add-on package. However, it can be confusing to understand depending on which package you use. There does not seem to be a standard tutorial for these packages and I usually end up finding the resource I need from a web search externally.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There is no cost of using R-Studio and there is quite a lot of forums and community support around the R-language and its add-on packages. However, there is a steep-learning curve when it comes to R (but not uncommon with other programming language). But it is not the most easily adaptable to cloud-based Big Data clusters such as Hadoop where the supported language is Python.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used R-Studio to mine Twitter feeds and analyze the sentiment of these feeds all through using R-Studio's built-in packages. The reproduce-ability of the code and the flexibility it offers is priceless. And did I mention it's also a freeware?

RStudio review by Consultant
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"RStudio is great!"

What do you like best?

There's a terminal for executing R commands and you can view various plots that you'd like to see. For example, recently I've had to make a lot of violin plots of various groups within an agricultural dataset, and RStudio was able to effectively show me all the variation within the groups quickly and effectively, and is able to parse all that data, probably over a gigabyte

What do you dislike?

R itself isn't too nice to use, for certain cases. For example, I've had to stitch reports together but it was somewhat more annoying to do. This may be a critical drawback if you create many reports in the day.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Doesn't necessarily help you learn R, so learn that first before using RStudio.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Data analysis of various data sets

RStudio review by likitha j.
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"R language"

What do you like best?

its open source and also its so innovative and also data analysis is very efficient while using it. it has very flexible tools to do what ever we want and mould it in a way to enhance the techniques and get the desired output in many ways of representation. It has several packages or plugins focused on data visualization. In the case of R, two of the most commonly used are ggplot2, a library that allows bar, point, line, area, maps and scale charts. ggplot2 depends on other packages that need to be downloaded and installed, such as ‘itertools’, ‘iterators’, ‘reshape’, ‘proto’, ‘plyr’, ‘RColorBrewer’, ’digest’ and ‘colorspace’. Another plugin for R programmers to make visualizations with big data is rgl, which enables the creation of 3D graphics in real time.

What do you dislike?

nothing much about it as we started learning since a week. It has new techniques which help me solve the problems within less time.R is a slow programming language: this tends to be one of the recurrent complaints mentioned by developers when asked about the drawbacks of programming with R. Although this is widely acknowledged by almost everyone, it's also true that some programmers explain this lack of speed by the fact that many of the packages used to add features are not developed in R, but in other syntaxes such as Fortran and C++.

Recommendations to others considering the product

it is very much helpful while using big data and computations on it

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we want to do some data analysis with it for the IRS site and couldn't download and perform good operations with node so we switched from node to r language and it worked quite well.

RStudio review by Leigh C.
Leigh C.
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"RStudio is a key component of daily data analysis and visualisation"

What do you like best?

RStudio allows you to keep all your most-used R windows connected in one screen, with easy navigation. It also includes numerous customisation options for window placement, aesthetics like text/background colour scheme, and easy package download & organisation.

What do you dislike?

Really, there's not much to dislike. The lack of sync between R and Rstudio updates is annoying, but that's not really avoidable since they're two completely different pieces of software.

Recommendations to others considering the product

So far my preferred GUI for implementing R software

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use RStudio daily for data analysis and visualisation. It allows for increase in organisation of data and decrease in time spent on analyses.

RStudio review by User in Higher Education
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"Powerful for Data"

What do you like best?

I like that a lot of the packages are open source. Plenty of resources for reference and help. You can google pretty much any question and you will find many answers. It also makes beautiful graphs fit for publication.

What do you dislike?

The way the working directory has to be set can be confusing at first. The syntax is a learning curve. But once you realize that there are several different ways to write the code and that you can google anything it is quite powerful.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There are several packages and ways to complete a task. Installation of packages can take a while.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Not for business but for school. Analysis of genetic sequences. Great for publication type graphs and data.

RStudio review by Mounika C.
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"R studio for R programming"

What do you like best?

R studio is very friendly software for user who are coding in R programming. Best Integrated Development Environment for coding in R. Visualizing and analyzing the data is best option in R studio. Packages it provides are very useful and easy to reload like in Eclipse. we can not only create new files but can also import data sets and also visualize them.

Even though the system looks and feels very technical, users will be able to navigate easily through everything once they figured out that everything is listed in tabs and on a directory tree.

Many Pre-loaded algorithms to visualize the data for example algorithms like K-means, SVM, Regression etc.

What do you dislike?

While loading the software, it takes some time. R studio also struck sometimes while importing the data sets as the file size is larger.

Graphics and UI look can be improved as it looks basic and have to improve the resolution of the graphs.

Graphics can only be generated by coding, it would be nice to have options to touch up the produced plots manually, similar to GraphPad.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Best IDE for R programming

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm currently doing my research on Time series where i use R studio for analysis and visualizing the data. we import data sets and do statistical analysis on it like predicting prices of stocks and we use support vector machine algorithm mostly.

Best I D E to code in R programming.

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