Who says statistics have to be a nightmare? Also in this issue: After the Deadline takes care of language issues.

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Article from Issue 121/2010

Even hardened nerds are often over-challenged by the less than intuitive field of statistics. Besides the theory, you need to know how to use the software that converts all the theory into a practical application.

The R environment [1] can be a big help on the software side. This free implementation of the S statistics programming language was launched in 1992. Initially, you will not be able to do much with R and its spartan command-line tools until you learn the language.

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