cweditor writes: That's the claim from several blog posts of late, the most recent apparently basing its argument on the fact that R is hard to learn (unlike, say, data science). Counterargument: Is it too much to ask that claims about programming for data science include, oh, some actual data?
What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out,
which is the exact opposite.
-- Bertrand Russell, "Skeptical Essays", 1928