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Being the only one practicing R at my company, it sometimes feels lonely. And there are many other things.
Over the past year, I've been trying to convince others to switch to R. That is, people who don't directly report to me. But every time, my most powerful arguments, including reproducibility, speed, and other, hit the brick wall of "learning R, while Excel is learned and known".
I work with people of different backgrounds, age, scope of responsibilities, seniority in the company. All would benefit from R. None are ready to learn.
Do you have any arguments that trump the "learning curve" counter argument?
Or is top-down approach the only way? (It could be an option, and I started looking in this direction, but I also want to spark desire and get people to learn R voluntarily, before we adopt some specific workflow that has R in it)