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Python vs. R: What’s the Difference?

  • Python is a general-purpose, object-oriented programming language.
  • It emphasises code readability by using white space.
  • It is easy to learn.
  • It is a f...

  • R is also is an open-source programming language.
  • It's optimised for statistical analysis and data visualisation.
  • R has a rich ecosystem with complex data mode...

They approach data science differently:

  • R is used for statistical analysis.
  • Python provides a more general approach to data.
  • R is built by statisticians and leans heavily into statistical model...

Data collection

  • Python supports all kinds of data formats.
  • R is designed for data analysts to import data from Excel, CSV and text files.

Data exploration

  • In Python, you ...

The language to choose depends on your situation.

Points to consider:

  • Do you have programming experience? Python has a learning curve that's linear and smooth. With R, novices can Run data analysis tasks in minutes, but it takes longer to de...

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