# What Can You Do With R? 6 Essential R Packages for Programmers

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How can a programmer benefit from using R? Here are 6 essential packages. R is a programming language created by Ross Ihaka and Robert Gentleman in 1993. It was designed for analytics, statistics, and data visualizations. Nowadays, R can handle anything from basic programming to machine learning and deep learning. R performs the best when applied to anything data related — such as statistics, data science, and machine learning. The language is most widely used in academia, but many large companies such as Google, Facebook, Uber, and Airbnb use it daily. Today you’ll learn how to: Load datasets Scrape webpages Build REST […]

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