Everything that can be done in R can be done better in Python, Matlab, STATA, or SAS.
Just use those softwares instead
TL;DR
NEVER USE R FOR ANYTHING
Oxmetrics is my favorite.
The anti R, and Python worshipers really should use what they are comfortable and stop worrying about other people. So silly and unproductive.
I don't care what people use. I use Ox, Matlab, Gauss and EViews.
It makes sense to share with others your experiences with getting things done in different environments, but the lobbying is a bit idiotic.
I eventually came to using R for everything.
That's after years with C, python, Matlab, and everything else under the sun.
R is one of the most flexible, expressive, and powerful programming languages ever developed *IF* you have sufficient knowledge.
To get a small taste, I'd highly recommend Hadley's Advanced R, which is freely available if you read it in your browser:
https://adv-r.hadley.nz/
One can do crasy shlt that one can't do in any other language, *IF* you know how. That is both a good and bad thing. But mostly a good thing for scientists who need to quickly write one-off code for some novel model to get their paper published.
Before you go to do your "crazy sheit" in R, why dont you try and do
reg y x, robust
in R, and then you see how much R is a backward sheit-regression-package.
I eventually came to using R for everything.
That's after years with C, python, Matlab, and everything else under the sun.
R is one of the most flexible, expressive, and powerful programming languages ever developed *IF* you have sufficient knowledge.
To get a small taste, I'd highly recommend Hadley's Advanced R, which is freely available if you read it in your browser:
https://adv-r.hadley.nz/
One can do crasy shlt that one can't do in any other language, *IF* you know how. That is both a good and bad thing. But mostly a good thing for scientists who need to quickly write one-off code for some novel model to get their paper published.