26 Dec

3.5 Reasons to Switch from Excel to R

Main points:

  • what is done in spreadsheets can be done in R
  • the vast majority of people who could benefit from R are not using it
  • spreadsheets are dangerous for complex analyses
  • debugging spreadsheets is close to impossible
  • spreadsheets are slow
  • spreadsheets (for some reason) tend to have ugly graphics

annotated slides (pdf)

Presented 2009 March at LondonR.

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