Recently I attended a great lecture on the statistical programming language R. Titled “The History and Use of R,” this talk was was held at HackReduce in Cambridge, Massachusetts and was sponsored by MediaMath. The lecturer, Joe Kambourakis, is a colleague of mine and is the lead Data Science instructor at EMC Educational Services. Joe is also a talented Data Scientist.
He did a great job of putting together the genesis and evolution of what is one of the hottest programming languages for statistics and graphics today. If you are a practitioner of R, then I encourage you to check out this presentation.