Will R displace Excel?

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The sophistication and advancements in how we use data to support business decisions is increasing all the time. This will also imply higher expectations of those providing advise and expert opinions and the users will begin to expect analytics infrastructures to support comprehensive data sets. This will require bringing the usability of high-performance analytics tools to the next level.

Not all people doing data analysis are experts in computer sciences. Because of this, vendors offering analytics and decision-making solutions must be able to provide them with shielding from the complexity of the underlaying IT infrastructure.

As the R language develops and R users are learning how they can easily use cloud capacity to scale the performance of their projects, it will not be too surprising if tools like R will become the norm in businesses just as Excel today, is the defacto lingua franca for business models.

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