Discuss the impact of R on software and the health care industry
R is a statistical computing and graphics language and environment. It is a GNU project that is similar to the S language and environment developed by John Chambers and colleagues at Bell Laboratories (formerly AT&T, now Lucent Technologies). R can be thought of as an alternative implementation of S. There are some significant differences, but much of the code written for S runs unchanged in R.
- Excellent for Statistical Computing and Analysis.
- A Large Variety of Libraries.
- Cross-platform Support.
- Supports various Data Types.
- Can do Data Cleansing, Data Wrangling, and Web Scraping.
- Powerful Graphics.
- Highly Active Community.
HIM 650 Topic 6 DQ 1
Using resources provided in the study materials, answer the question: “What is R?” Discuss the impact of R on software and the health care industry. What are the benefits and challenges of R as compared to other programming languages used in the health care industry?