June 6, 2010
At inception. I co-founded this group.
I first used the related S language in 2000 for all data management, analysis and graphics of my Masters project. I started using R itself in 2010 (occasionally) and now find myself favouring it over other statistical software options. I am proficient in several statistical software including SAS, SPSS, Statistica, Minitab. I also program in SQL language (variety of environments).
Yes - R has come of age.
Mainly base,ggplot,rattle. I investigate others on an as needs basis. There are so many!
How others are using this package. I most enjoy talks that demonstrate how others use R to solve specific business analytics problems.
I'm a statistician with 15+ years work experience across a variety of industries, including health, marketing and telecommunications.