I am currently a PhD student in Biostatistics (finishing my 2nd year). My original goal when entering graduate school was to go into academia. Recently I have been debating this choice and wondering if perhaps industry will be a better fit.
I come from a strong programming background. I love using R because it is a lot more similar to the programming languages that I grew up with, and is even able to interface with them.
I abhor SAS. Whenever I am forced to use it, I feel like I am wearing 2 left shoes that are 3 sizes too small.
I know that SAS is predominant in industry however. Do you guys think I will just have to suck it up and learn SAS proficiently, or will I be able to get by with R?