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The Multifaceted Nature Of R

John Mount points out that there are many ways to skin a cat in R:

Python has a fairly famous design principle (from “PEP 20 — The Zen of Python”):

There should be one– and preferably only one –obvious way to do it.

Frankly in R (especially once you add many packages) there is usually more than one way. As an example we will talk about the common Rfunctions: str(), head(), and the tibble package‘s glimpse().

This is a small example of a large phenomenon.