JavaScript vs. Python vs. R

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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 Python?

Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.

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 JavaScript?
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Why do developers choose Python?
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Why do developers choose R?
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What are the cons of using JavaScript?
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What are the cons of using R?
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What companies use JavaScript?
6441 companies on StackShare use JavaScript
What companies use Python?
3494 companies on StackShare use Python
What companies use R?
173 companies on StackShare use R
What tools integrate with JavaScript?
85 tools on StackShare integrate with JavaScript
What tools integrate with Python?
91 tools on StackShare integrate with Python
What tools integrate with R?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with R

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

  • 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
  • Java - A concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, language specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible
  • ES6 - The next version of JavaScript

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