[R] R for chemistry
rshepard at appl-ecosys.com
Thu Sep 4 19:42:17 CEST 2014
On Thu, 4 Sep 2014, Basilius Sapientia wrote:
> So I have choosen R. But was that a good choice?
Yes. For data analyses. While you could use R as a general programming
language, but others are better suited.
> Do you think I could get threw my study with R as my only programming
> language (combined with C++) and as my only mathematic "calculator". Is it
> an alternative to MatLab? Or is R just for statistics?
Take a close look at Python. It has extensive scientific support (NumPy,
SciPy, Pandas, etc.) and can do what MatLab does (so does the open-source
Octave, by the way). It's also used for general progamming; for example, the
Mailman mailing list manager is written in python. I moved from C to Python
a number of years ago and have no regrets.
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