This is part 3 of an ongoing series on why you should use R. Future blogs will be linked here as they are released. Part 1: Why should I use R: The Excel R Data Wrangling comparison: Part 1 Part 2: Why should I use R: The Excel R plotting comparison: Part 2 Part 3: Why should I use R: Handling Dates in R and Excel: Part 3 (This post) Dates in Excel Here we will explore the various ways to handle dates in Excel and R.

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This is part 2 of an ongoing series on why you should use R. Future blogs will be linked here as they are released. Part 1: Why should I use R: The Excel R Data Wrangling comparison: Part 1 Part 2: Why should I use R: The Excel R plotting comparison: Part 2 (This post) Part 3: Why should I use R: Handling Dates in R and Excel: Part 3 Why create plots in R and not Excel?

This is part 1 of an ongoing series on why you should use R. Future blogs will be linked here as they are released. Part 1: Why should I use R: The Excel R Data Wrangling comparison: Part 1 (This post) Part 2: Why should I use R: The Excel R plotting comparison: Part 2 Part 3: Why should I use R: Handling Dates in R and Excel: Part 3 The era of data manipulation and analysis using programming languages has arrived.

Recently I came across a situation where I had to use Microsoft Excel for a project. As somebody who has always used R for any statistical analysis, I may not have been entirely enthusiastic about the idea of leaving R behind for the world of Excel. But I figured it would be a good time to dip my toes in. In this blog post I discuss some of the things I found surprisingly difficult when learning Excel as an R user.

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