You R in Good Company

R is the de facto standard for statistical computing at academic institutions and companies around the world. Its great support for literate programming (code that can be combined with human-readable text) enables researchers and data scientists to create publication-ready reports which are easy to reproduce for reviewers.

The language has seen a wide adoption in various industries—see some examples below:

Information Technology

Pharma: Merck, Genentech (Roche), Novartis, Pfizer

Newspapers: The Economist, The New York Times, Financial Times


  • Banks: Bank of America, J.P.Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, UBS, Deutsche Bank
  • Insurances: Lloyd’s, Allianz

See also the R Consortium page for further information about industrial partners and initiatives.

R is everywhere