In my latest column in MSDN Magazine, I explore R and what makes it a powerful and elegant language for exploring and manipulating data.

A robust developer community has emerged around R, with the most popular repository for R packages being the Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN). CRAN has various packages that cover anything from Bayesian Accrual Prediction to Spectral Processing for High Resolution Flow Infusion Mass Spectrometry. A complete list of R packages available in CRAN is online at Suffice it to say that R and CRAN provide robust tools for any data science or scientific research project.

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