JavaScript vs. R vs. Erlang



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What is JavaScript?

JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.

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 Erlang?

Some of Erlang's uses are in telecoms, banking, e-commerce, computer telephony and instant messaging. Erlang's runtime system has built-in support for concurrency, distribution and fault tolerance. OTP is set of Erlang libraries and design principles providing middle-ware to develop these systems.

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Pros

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Cons

What are the cons of using JavaScript?
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Companies

What companies use JavaScript?
5791 companies on StackShare use JavaScript
What companies use R?
156 companies on StackShare use R
What companies use Erlang?
89 companies on StackShare use Erlang

Integrations

What tools integrate with JavaScript?
75 tools on StackShare integrate with JavaScript
What tools integrate with R?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with R
What tools integrate with Erlang?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with Erlang

What are some alternatives to JavaScript, R, and Erlang?

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

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