Hi Gapan

I used to carry out various statistical analysis for my researches by several apps like SPSS, Minitab, Xlstat and Mstatc on my windows machine. Whilst I can use these software on linux either via WIne or Virtualbox, I want to focus on native linux packages for that purpose. Unfortunately, I couldn't find any powerful graphical package for statistical analysis on linux. Hence, I am going to focus on learning programing languages like R or Python. However, I don't know which is more suitable for my needs. R seems to have wider community and more packages for all statistical analysis while Python has simpler syntax and is easier to understand. As a statistic teacher, what do you recommend especially for procedures like expreimental design, GLM and multivariate analysis (both exploratory and confirmatory)?

Thanks