R vs. Perl vs. COBOL

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Description

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 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 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.

Pros

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

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

    Cons

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

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

    What are the cons of using COBOL?
    No Cons submitted yet for COBOL
    Downsides of COBOL?

    Companies

    What companies use R?
    107 companies on StackShare use R
    What companies use Perl?
    130 companies on StackShare use Perl
    What companies use COBOL?
    2 companies on StackShare use COBOL

    Integrations

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

    What are some alternatives to R, Perl, 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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