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Let the debate begin... Python or R?

  • 13 April 2022
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What do people prefer??

Python or R? (Or others 👀)


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Whatever the best tool for the job is!

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I’ll get the hardcore gatekeeping out of the way: I only code crouched over a hard disk with a magnetic pen and a magnifying glass. Sure the development time is slow but the speed of execution is second to none. 

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EDA and Visualisation: R
Machine Learning and Model Building: Python

 

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EDA and Visualisation: R
Machine Learning and Model Building: Python

I do agree with this - but equally whatever the user feels most comfortable with! Although I do prefer Python in general 👀

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What Wes said, also,
Optimisation: Fortran / C++

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R for timeseries analysis & forecasting :) 

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If it can be done in SQL, then SQL usually wins :). Generally though, R for data visualisation and EDA and Python for modelling/engineeringy tasks.

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R for everything, Python by exception. Ultimately whilst I did grow up with R, I have always found learning Python I have to do too much CS learning as well to get the concepts right in my head. Whereas it felt like I cuold just pick up R and go. 

Also the modelling infrastructure available now via 

tidymodels

is easier to use than scikit-learn

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