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Python vs. R for Data Science

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Python vs. R for Data Science

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This: Python Displacing R As The Programming Language For Data Science.

Recently, I've had a former colleague asking questions about Data Science. See Obstinate Idiocy.

They - weirdly - insisted that the only language that made sense to them was Excel.

My response was a blunt "What?"

The Python vs. R post cited above clarifies the reasons why a programming language is a better choice than a "tool" or "platform."

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