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R is an open source ( programming language ( and software environment for statistical computing ( and graphics. The R language is widely used among statisticians ( and data miners ( for developing statistical software ([2] ([3] ( and data analysis.[3] ( Polls and surveys of data miners ( are showing R's popularity has increased substantially in recent years

In this session we will do Code walkthrough presenting the highlights and strengths of R over Excel and general purpose programming languages.

Instructor Bio:

Nimrod is the chief data scientist for Onavo Inc, where Nimrod uncovers insights into mobile activity for partners and clients. Nimrod has 6 years of experience developing machine learning algorithms for startups doing NLP in finance, online communities and recommendation engines in social settings. He has an M.S in Math from NYU.