R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. It has strong capabilities and can be highly extensible with object-oriented features. It is a very powerful visualization and statistical analysis tool used in BigData for the following purposes
- Visualization ( Graphs, Charts, etc) using packages such as ggplot2 and/or some inbuilt functions like plot() ,etc.
- Data Wrangling for cleaning the data to extract useful information.
- EDA (Exploratory Data Analysis) – Insights from Data
- Parallel / Cluster computation using Apache Spark (SparkR).