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Learning R

R is a programming language and software for statistical computing and graphics. It is the most popular tool for statisticians and a widely used software for statistical data analysis thanks to the fact that its source code is freely available and it is fairly easy to access from installation to theoretical application.

Most of information about R can be found at R Project including the software itself and many add-on packages. These individually contributed packages serve particular statistical interests of their users. The documentation menu on the website and each packages contain extensive documentations of how-to’s. Some large packages include demos so that following the scripts in a demo makes R learning easy.
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Learning Python

Both in astronomy and statistics, python is recognized as a versatile programming language. I asked python tutorials to Alanna. The following is her answer, which looks very useful for those who wish to learn python.
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