Generating Unique Random Numbers in R For Excel

Never listen to the Excel haters — it’s not going anywhere. Choosing to use R “instead of” Excel is like naming a favorite child!

Each has its advantages, and a savvy analyst is able to use them in tandem. Here’s an example of using R to make up for an Excel shortcoming.

DO NOT BE INTIMIDATED. YOU USE EXCEL – YOU ARE ALREADY A PROGRAMMER. 

The functions used in this video are remarkably similar to what might be used in Excel, with a couple differences in how R operates.

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Comments

  1. Well done video. I will try to show to business guys in our dept. They have been teaching some basic Excel classes. — Steele

    • George Mount says:

      Thanks, Dr. Steele. I am hoping to post more R videos with Excel users in mind. But the next few weeks will be rough with a measurement theory seminar! I do have one advantage with that course — I already know R.

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