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What is 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.

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.

What is Clojure?

Clojure is designed to be a general-purpose language, combining the approachability and interactive development of a scripting language with an efficient and robust infrastructure for multithreaded programming. Clojure is a compiled language - it compiles directly to JVM bytecode, yet remains completely dynamic. Clojure is a dialect of Lisp, and shares with Lisp the code-as-data philosophy and a powerful macro system.

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    Cons

    What are the cons of using Python?
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    What are the cons of using Clojure?
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    Companies

    What companies use Python?
    2362 companies on StackShare use Python
    What companies use R?
    107 companies on StackShare use R
    What companies use Clojure?
    85 companies on StackShare use Clojure

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Python?
    82 tools on StackShare integrate with Python
    What tools integrate with R?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with R
    What tools integrate with Clojure?
    7 tools on StackShare integrate with Clojure

    What are some alternatives to Python, R, and Clojure?

    • 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
    • Java - A concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, language specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible

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