Markdown vs. R vs. COBOL



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Description

What is Markdown?

Markdown is two things: (1) a plain text formatting syntax; and (2) a software tool, written in Perl, that converts the plain text formatting to HTML.

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 COBOL?

COBOL was one of the first programming languages to be standardised: the first COBOL standard was issued by ANSI in 1968. COBOL is primarily used in business, finance, and administrative systems for companies and governments.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Markdown?
Why do you like Markdown?

Why do developers choose R?
Why do you like R?

Why do developers choose COBOL?
Why do you like COBOL?

Cons

What are the cons of using Markdown?
Downsides of Markdown?

What are the cons of using R?
Downsides of R?

What are the cons of using COBOL?
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Companies

What companies use Markdown?
842 companies on StackShare use Markdown
What companies use R?
156 companies on StackShare use R
What companies use COBOL?
6 companies on StackShare use COBOL

Integrations

What tools integrate with Markdown?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Markdown
What tools integrate with R?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with R
What tools integrate with COBOL?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with COBOL

What are some alternatives to Markdown, R, and COBOL?

  • 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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