R is a programming language and environment commonly used in statistical computing, data analytics, and scientific research .
- It is a free and open-source programming language issued under GNU (General public License) .
- It has cross-platform interoperability which means that it has distributions running on windows, Linux< and Mac. R code can easily be ported from one platform to another.
- It bridges the gap between Software Development and Data Analysis.
- Due to its expressive syntax ad easy to use interface, it has grown more popular.