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New Poll: Primary Programming Language for Analytics, Data Mining, Data Science?


The Data Science Championship fight - R vs Python: What was your Primary Programming Language for Analytics, Data Mining, Data Science tasks?



By Gregory Piatetsky, @kdnuggets.

While Data Science platforms are getting easier to use, data scientists frequently need to go beyond them and actually code in a lower-level language for their tasks.

switching between R and Python in 2013 Recent KDnuggets Analytics, Data Mining Software Poll showed that R and Python are the top 2 such analytics languages, and while R is more popular, Python grows faster.

R and Python are also very popular topics among KDnuggets readers.

Our previous poll examined Switch between R and Python in 2013, and we also found that R and Python are the most popular among 4 main languages for Analytics, Data Mining, and Data Science.

New KDnuggets Poll looks the current state of R vs Python fight.

I apologize in advance to users of many other languages, but R and Python are the most popular two, and the flow diagram becomes too complicated if another language is added.

This poll is now closed - results will be published soon.

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