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C vs R: What are the differences?

Developers describe C as "One of the most widely used programming languages of all time". . On the other hand, R is detailed as "A language and environment for statistical computing and graphics". 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.

C and R belong to "Languages" category of the tech stack.

"Performance" is the primary reason why developers consider C over the competitors, whereas "Data analysis " was stated as the key factor in picking R.

AdRoll, Twitch, and Redis Labs are some of the popular companies that use C, whereas R is used by AdRoll, Instacart, and Verba. C has a broader approval, being mentioned in 64 company stacks & 251 developers stacks; compared to R, which is listed in 128 company stacks and 97 developer stacks.

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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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What are some alternatives to C and R?
Java
Java is a programming language and computing platform first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995. There are lots of applications and websites that will not work unless you have Java installed, and more are created every day. Java is fast, secure, and reliable. From laptops to datacenters, game consoles to scientific supercomputers, cell phones to the Internet, Java is everywhere!
PHP
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JavaScript
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Python
Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.
HTML5
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benyomin uses RR

What are my other choices for a vectorized statistics language. Professor was pushing SAS Jump (or was that SPSS) with a menu-driven point and click approach. (Reproducibility can still be accomplished, you publish the script generated by all your clicks.) But I want to type everything, great online tutorials for R. I think I made the right pick.

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papaver uses CC

been programming in c for over a decade, since learning it in college. still use it for various low level projects. used it recently to develop an embedded application for a custom board.

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micro systems uses CC

The core of the arcapos applications is written in C, so are most of the Lua modules (bindings to various hardware or protocols).

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Ralic Lo uses RR

Connect to database, data analytics, draw diagram. Machine Learning application, and also used Spark-R for big data processing.

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Sqreen uses CC

The Sqreen PHP agent is both a PHP extension, built in C, and a daemon built in Python.

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Tino Gehlert uses RR

Visualisation of air quality in various rooms by RShiny (hosted free on shinyapps.io)

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POROWNEO.PL uses CC

Axis2/c, rampart/c, savan/c, barbershop and custom php extensions.

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Vaultize uses CC

Used in backend and clients for performance heavy tasks.

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Sesync uses RR

R is primarily used by SESYNC's researchers

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STILLWATER SUPERCOMPUTING INC uses RR

Offline deep analytics and modeling

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