Any recommended resources to self-teach R or SAS?

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https://r4ds.had.co.nz ^I used this book for R. It’s ‘R for Data Science’ if you’re sketched out by the link. It’s all free online.

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Ya wtf don’t learn SAS lol. Also don’t learn R, learn python, from someone who learned R in grad school and literally has not seen a single person industry side who used it (or SAS for that matter). For reference, did grad school on the east coast, live out west, so maybe that’s a part of it, but R and SAS may as well not exist out here

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Your experience with SAS is spot on. R is still fairly widely used. Not as ubiquitous as python, but in modeling contexts it is.

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Datacamp for R

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For R, it’s free to download. SAS is not. After downloading R Studio, download a learning package and it will walk you through on its own.

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Swirl is a good package to learn with

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OP what is your industry for context?

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Yep!

Lots of people in the modeling space still use R and SAS. I liked the O’Reilly books for R. Learn python the heard way is a decent intro book and then Udemy for virtual.

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R is good, but supposedly the Python syntax is more intuitive, so therefore easier to pick up more quickly

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Personally I found the opposite. I think it largely depends on whether you come from a CS background or not

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why SAS ?

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BC1: Yep!

Get your KPMG Data level 2 badge, & have the firm sponsor your learning Python, get CPE & raise internal visibility of your growing skills. Level 1 takes about 8 hours of not hard video training. 2 of the LinkedIn Learning classes are actually quite good.

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