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Java vs R: What are the differences?

What is Java? A concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, language specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible. Java is a programming language and computing platform first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995. There are lots of applications and websites that will not work unless you have Java installed, and more are created every day. Java is fast, secure, and reliable. From laptops to datacenters, game consoles to scientific supercomputers, cell phones to the Internet, Java is everywhere!.

What is R? A language and environment for statistical computing and graphics. 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.

Java and R can be primarily classified as "Languages" tools.

"Great libraries" is the top reason why over 526 developers like Java, while over 58 developers mention "Data analysis " as the leading cause for choosing R.

Airbnb, Uber Technologies, and Spotify are some of the popular companies that use Java, whereas R is used by AdRoll, Instacart, and Verba. Java has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2399 company stacks & 2723 developers stacks; compared to R, which is listed in 128 company stacks and 97 developer stacks.

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What is Java?

Java is a programming language and computing platform first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995. There are lots of applications and websites that will not work unless you have Java installed, and more are created every day. Java is fast, secure, and reliable. From laptops to datacenters, game consoles to scientific supercomputers, cell phones to the Internet, Java is everywhere!

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.
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