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What Programming Language Do You Use?

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:01 pm
by Jinxed
Back in grad school, I had access to SPSS, which I found phenomenal. Now that I no longer have access to SPSS, I spent some time learning R, and I've begun learning Python.

What do you guys use? Which do you find the best?

Re: What Programming Language Do You Use?

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:20 pm
by josecarlos
I use python to scrapping data from web and to make calculus in backend. But I have used R to create statistics graphics.

I think the best language is python that let you do whatever you want. But R are very interesting and is good to know it too.

Everything depends what do you want to do.

Re: What Programming Language Do You Use?

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:16 pm
by DSMok1
I typically work with R and Excel.

Re: What Programming Language Do You Use?

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:33 am
by Snedecor
I did a post asking the same few weeks ago. Anyway, I use R and spreadsheet.
I think the complex here is scrapping the data from web and do the code to do automatically.

Re: What Programming Language Do You Use?

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:45 am
by DSMok1
Snedecor wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:33 am
I did a post asking the same few weeks ago. Anyway, I use R and spreadsheet.
I think the complex here is scrapping the data from web and do the code to do automatically.
Scraping data is certainly one of the most difficult parts. However, with RVest and the Tidyverse packages, it really isn't bad using R. Just takes some effort to figure out how to interact with the pages you wish to scrape.

Re: What Programming Language Do You Use?

Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:34 pm
by patrickj
I use whatever works, but most of the time I work in R, Stata, and Excel. A little bit of Python and SQL. The move on the developer side to accommodate "polyglot" programming--often within the same computational notebook--e.g., R Notebooks, Jupyter Notebooks, Beaker, Zepplin, etc.--is really helping open things up to folks to work in the language of their choice.