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FERNANDEZ LIZANA, M. I.. Advantages of R as a tool for data Analysis and Visualization in Social Sciences. Rev. ciente. UCSA [online]. 2020, vol.7, n.2, pp.97-111. ISSN 2409-8752.

R is a programming language and free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. Currently, R is considered the lingua franca of Statistics due to some of it’s characteristics that place it far above from practically all it’s “competitors”: R is free, it's very versatile, it allows to perform many statistical analysis, it allows to build high quality graphics, etc. Thus, and following the philosophy of free software, the main objective of this paper is to present the broad advantages that R has as a tool for data analysis and visualization in Social Sciences.

Keywords : Statistical Software; R Programming Language; Data Analysis; Data Visualization; Social Sciences.

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