What is the best statistical programming language? Infograph

A feature that all programming communities have in common is the numerous debates about why their programming language of choice is better, more advanced, faster, holier etc. In today's data science community, it seems as if these discussions are omnipresent with advocates of SAS, SPSS, R, Python, Julia, etc. battling and challenging each other on every online medium on the best statistical programming language. (side note: These 'data driven' debates are often a good example of how you can prove anything with statistics.) While these debates are a good thing for the community and the programming language as a whole, they unfortunately also have a negative effect on those individuals that are just in the beginning of their data analytics career. Biased opinions on all sides of the table make it difficult for new data analysts to see the forest for the trees when choosing a statistical programming language.

An infograph for each statistical programming language

Especially for this new group of data analysts (and future debaters), as well as for everyone else that is interested in learning data science or an additional statistical language, we created the infograph 'Statistical Language Wars' that gives a basic comparison between statistical programming languages like SAS, R and SPSS to see how they stack up. This to provide a more clear starting point.statistical programming language Source: blog.datacamp.com We'll make sure to regularly update this infograph based on the feedback you provide, and we will definitely consider to create some new infographs that focus more on other players such as Python and Julia. Feel free to share!

Embed Code:

[code] <a href="http://blog.datacamp.com/statistical-language-wars-the-infograph/" ><img src="http://datacamp.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/infograph.png" alt="Statistical language wars: SAS vs R vs SPSS" /></a><br/>Source: <a href="http://blog.datacamp.com">blog.datacamp.com</a><br/> [/code]

Get Access To All Courses

Join now and become a full-fledged Data Scientist!

Join Now

Check Out Intermediate R

Intermediate R Start Course

Up Next

The Data Science Industry: Who Does What (Infographic)

by The DataCamp Team

Nowadays, the data science field is hot, and it is unlikely that this will change in the near future. While a data driven approach is finding its way into all facets of business, companies are fiercely fighting for the best data analytic skills that are available in the market, and... Read More

A Tutorial on Using Functions in R! (and their scoping)

by Carlo Fanara

In a previous post, we covered part of the R language control flow, the cycles or loop structures. In a subsequent one, we showed how to avoid 'looping' by means of functions, that act on compound data in repetitive ways (the apply family of functions).... Read More


Comments

No comments yet. Be the first to respond!