Why R programming language still rules Data Science?

According to the Spectrum Survey by IEEE, R programming language – the king of statistical computing languages for analysing and visualizing big data takes 6 th place in “The 2015 Top Ten Programming Languages”.

In 2014, R programming was at the 9th position and the drastic move this year reflects the significance of R language emerging as a powerful statistical tool in data science. A 2013 survey conducted by Rexer Analytics stated that 70% of respondents use R programming at least occasionally when compared to 47% respondents in 2012. Rexer Analytics survey indicated R programming language to be the most popular statistical analysis tool.

Author: Michael Driscoll

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