Programming Languages Most Used and Recommended by Data Scientists

The practice of data science requires the use of analytics tools, technologies and programming languages to help data professionals extract insights and value from data. A recent survey of nearly 24,000 data professionals by Kaggle revealed that Python, SQL and R are the most popular programming languages.?

The most popular, by far, was Python (83% used). Additionally, 3 out of 4 data professionals recommended that aspiring data scientists learn Python first. Kaggle conducted a worldwide survey in October 2018 of 23,859 data professionals (2018 Machine Learning and Data Science Survey). Their survey included a variety of questions about data science, machine learning, education and more. Kaggle released the raw survey data and many of their members have analyzed the data (see link above).

Author: Bob Hayes

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