R vs. Markdown

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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 Markdown?

Markdown is two things: (1) a plain text formatting syntax; and (2) a software tool, written in Perl, that converts the plain text formatting to HTML.
Why do developers choose R?
Why do you like R?

Why do developers choose Markdown?
Why do you like Markdown?

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

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

Want advice about which of these to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

What companies use R?
164 companies on StackShare use R
What companies use Markdown?
918 companies on StackShare use Markdown
What tools integrate with R?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with R
What tools integrate with Markdown?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Markdown

What are some alternatives to R and Markdown?

  • 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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