With the advancement in technology we have seen a never before explosion of data be it terms of its volume, velocity, variety, veracity or value (the 5 V’s). Research shows that the data generated since the year 2009 is way more than the data that was generated since the entire history of mankind. This data deluge presents a sea of opportunities which if leveraged well can prove game changers and help businesses run like never before. This is nothing but the Big data challenge which is a buzz words these days.
R which is a free software programming language and environment for statistical data analysis and graphics can be used to explore datasets and gain insights. Though I was initially skeptical about being able to comprehend R, I took a few tutorials on R and found it interesting and thought of sharing my learning experience. You can check http://www.r-project.org/ for detailed information on R.