I'm going to school to be an actuary and I am just now starting to learn the basics of different statistical software packages. I have used both STATA and R, and I'm not sure which I like better. If there are any actuaries out there reading this what do you prefer? I currently use STATA for my econometrics class, and I have used R in my previous statistics class, and I must say I'm not sure which I like better. However I am very interested in improving my knowledge about whichever is most commonly used for the field I'm looking to go into. So any advice?
And I appologize to anyone that doesn't like my question because of the topic but I don't know where else to post it to get real advice.