C# vs. Perl vs. R

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What is C#?

C# (pronounced "See Sharp") is a simple, modern, object-oriented, and type-safe programming language. C# has its roots in the C family of languages and will be immediately familiar to C, C++, Java, and JavaScript programmers.

What is Perl?

Perl is a general-purpose programming language originally developed for text manipulation and now used for a wide range of tasks including system administration, web development, network programming, GUI development, and more.

What is R?

R provides a wide variety of statistical (linear and nonlinear modelling, classical statistical tests, time-series analysis, classification, clustering, ...) and graphical techniques, and is highly extensible.

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Pros

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Cons

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Companies

What companies use C#?
809 companies on StackShare use C#
What companies use Perl?
163 companies on StackShare use Perl
What companies use R?
156 companies on StackShare use R

Integrations

What tools integrate with C#?
14 tools on StackShare integrate with C#
What tools integrate with Perl?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Perl
What tools integrate with R?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with R

What are some alternatives to C#, Perl, and R?

  • JavaScript - Lightweight, interpreted, object-oriented language with first-class functions
  • PHP - A popular general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited to web development
  • HTML5 - 5th major revision of the core language of the World Wide Web
  • Python - Python is a clear and powerful object-oriented programming language, comparable to Perl, Ruby, Scheme, or Java.

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