R is calling me. Anyhow, I’m trying to learn R. I think R is very powerful, because it has features that allow you to collect data in various ways. With R, you can also easily analyze data and make charts, graphs, and whatnot. I’m a newbie in R, and so I may not be able to fully appreciate R. I’m a newbie in R, and so I don’t know how to express how powerful R is to you. Nonetheless, I know a few things so far.
Here is one example among many of how I understand R could be used by you. With R, you can install Rvest package to easily collect data from the Internet (i.e., websites). Note: Data don’t have to come from the Internet. It’s possible to use R to collect data and then store the data into MySQL database. It is also possible that the data in MySQL can also be converted back into appropriate data formats in which R would be able to utilize. Marrying MySQL and R together, it’s possible to enlarge the data collection scale by using R, and using R to format data in various manners. (My newbie speak, because you may know of a more elegant way of going about using R in this specific manner.)
Anyhow, to scratch the surface of R and see how powerful R can be, just check out the two videos right after the break. (These YouTube videos are not mine, because I embed them from other YouTube’s user-generated content authors.) Enjoy!