Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Python vs. R for Data Science

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 that reasons why a programming language is a better choice than a "tool" or "platform".