We chose to focus on SAS and R as they currently dominate the programming language choices in the statistics field. We’ve noticed that there is a disconcerting trend in that R is being used heavily in Academia which seems to be at odds with what is going on within industry where SAS is primarily utilized. However the mastery of both packages is critical to a young person’s success as each language plays an important role in analysis. Therefore taking a one sided preference for either software based on common misconceptions does a disservice to students and needs to be addressed.