My pathological obsession with R led me to develop an interface for ArcPy.
I used Shiny to develop a web app that allows my non-scientist collaborators to explore my findings with minimal hand-holding.
When you're doing big data analysis with R, you're probably working with nested lists. Here's one way to climb back up the rabbit hole.
Scraping the web is pretty easy with R—even when accessing a password-protected site.
ArcGIS can be finicky. Model Builder even more so.