Teaching statistics involves teaching statistical software. There are currently two major option in the free software community: R and/or Python.

**Don’t choose, learn both !!**

A few years ago, I would have said that the best statistical software to my opinion (and the opinion of thousands of other) is of course combined with a nice IDE like

- Because it’s reasonnably easy
- Because most new statistical methods are available on R
- Because of active R communnity: many open-source online help and many examples

Here are some of my last discoveries or my favorite ones

Some are even in French - Prise en main de R et RStudio

Because I’m not so stubborn I acknwoledge that Python is a great option for conducting statistical analysis especially in a statistical learning context.

- Because it’s reasonnably easy
- Because most new statistical methods are available on Python
- Because of Jupyter Notebooks

- A nice Python editor PyCharm
- Using notebook The Jupyter Project