Excel vs R: A Brief Introduction to R

https://openmethods.dariah.eu/2017/10/26/excel-vs-r-a-brief-introduction-to-r/ Excel vs R: A Brief Introduction to R - OpenMethods 2017-10-26 11:05:50 Introduction: This post outlines the benefits of using a statistical software such as R for data analysis and visualization in DH, through the study of a correspondence network. Florian CAFIERO https://jessesadler.com/post/excel-vs-r/ Blog post Analysis Code Creation Data Encoding English Georeferencing Give Overview Interaction Language Map Mapping Meta-Activities Network Analysis Programming Research Activities Research Objects Software Tools Visualization via bookmarklet

Introduction by Volunteer Editor (Florian Cafiero): This post outlines the benefits of using a statistical software such as R for data analysis and visualization in DH, through the study of a correspondence network.

When beginning the process of counting, the first instinct is to open a spreadsheet. The end result might be the production of tables and charts created in the very same spreadsheet document. In this post, I want to show why this spreadsheet-centric workflow is problematic and recommend the use of a programming language such as R as an alternative for both analyzing and visualizing data.

 

Original publication date: 02/10/2017

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