Swift vs. CoffeeScript vs. R

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What is Swift?

Writing code is interactive and fun, the syntax is concise yet expressive, and apps run lightning-fast. Swift is ready for your next iOS and OS X project — or for addition into your current app — because Swift code works side-by-side with Objective-C.

What is CoffeeScript?

CoffeeScript is a little language that compiles into JavaScript. Underneath that awkward Java-esque patina, JavaScript has always had a gorgeous heart. CoffeeScript is an attempt to expose the good parts of JavaScript in a simple way.

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.
Why do developers choose Swift?
Why do you like Swift?

Why do developers choose CoffeeScript?
Why do you like CoffeeScript?

Why do developers choose R?
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What are the cons of using Swift?
Downsides of Swift?

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

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

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How much does Swift cost?
How much does CoffeeScript cost?
How much does R cost?
What companies use Swift?
1168 companies on StackShare use Swift
What companies use CoffeeScript?
446 companies on StackShare use CoffeeScript
What companies use R?
164 companies on StackShare use R
What tools integrate with Swift?
13 tools on StackShare integrate with Swift
What tools integrate with CoffeeScript?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with CoffeeScript
What tools integrate with R?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with R

What are some alternatives to Swift, CoffeeScript, 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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