I will focus on the uses of R for financial data, for that il will use the book Processing and Analyzing Financial Data with R by Marcelo S. Perlin freely available on https://msperlin.github.io/pafdR/index.html.
The R language is programming language for data manipulation and visualisation. It is a GNU ( open source) software .R have a very active community and is used by very big companies like Google and Microsoft for data analysis.
Learning R language is a good choice for data analysis : the language is mature, with a stable platform and a lot of packages for all domains of knowledges.
The platform for R is free and can be used alone , but we will use Rstudio because it is much more productive , and offer a lot of additional functionalities.
How to install R
To install R go to https://www.r-project.org/ then go to https://cran.r-project.org/mirrors.html and chose a mirrors near your location to speed up the download process.
Click download R for windows
This will load another page, chose “base Binaries for base distribution. This is what you w…