Why you should start with R for data science

I found this post on R-bloggers helpful and affirming given the upcoming semester. Recall the directed study students will be learning the statistical programming language R: http://www.r-project.org

Here is a link to the post:

http://www.r-bloggers.com/why-you-should-learn-r-first-for-data-science/

From Sharp Sight Labs:

http://www.sharpsightlabs.com/learn-r-data-science/