Comparison and contrast of Statistics Software Packages including R and Python for teaching purposes

Ceyhun Ozgur

Valparaiso University

Ceyhun Ozgur, CPIM is a professor of information and decision sciences in the College of Business at Valparaiso University. He earned a BS in Industrial Management and a MS in Management from the University of Akron and a PhD in business (operation Management/Operations Research) from Kent State University. He published a textbook by McGraw-Hill entitled Introduction to Management Science with Spreadsheets 1st edition with William J. Stevenson. Among others, Dr. Ozgur has published in Operations Management Research, Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, Quality Management, Production Planning & Control, INTERFACES  and OMEGA. 


This paper shows the advantages and disadvantages of using Python and R in teaching various types of students based on the latest data. We also compare Python and R in solving business problems for actual companies. We give... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Ceyhun Ozgur (Valparaiso University)
  2. Sanjeev Jha (Valparaiso University)
  3. Yiming Shen (Valparaiso University)

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BA-1 » Business Analytics (10:45 - Friday, 13th April, Grand Central D)



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