Features of R programming:
• R plays an important part in data science because it contains a software environment and statistical programming language that is specifically designed for statistical computation and data visualization, both of which are important components of data science.
• Top IT companies choose R above other languages and hire data scientists who specialize in it. R is used by not just technology companies, banks and other financial organizations, academic institutions, and pretty much all industries that require data analysis.
• Another feature that draws attention to R is that it is open-source and completely free.