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Description

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 MATLAB?

Using MATLAB, you can analyze data, develop algorithms, and create models and applications. The language, tools, and built-in math functions enable you to explore multiple approaches and reach a solution faster than with spreadsheets or traditional programming languages, such as C/C++ or Java.

What is Visual Basic?

Visual Basic is derived from BASIC and enables the rapid application development (RAD) of graphical user interface (GUI) applications, access to databases using Data Access Objects, Remote Data Objects, or ActiveX Data Objects, and creation of ActiveX controls and objects.

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    Why do developers choose MATLAB?
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    Cons

    What are the cons of using R?
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    What are the cons of using MATLAB?
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    What are the cons of using Visual Basic?
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    Pricing

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    Companies

    What companies use R?
    110 companies on StackShare use R
    What companies use MATLAB?
    10 companies on StackShare use MATLAB
    What companies use Visual Basic?
    10 companies on StackShare use Visual Basic

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with R?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with R
    What tools integrate with MATLAB?
    1 tools on StackShare integrate with MATLAB
    What tools integrate with Visual Basic?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with Visual Basic

    What are some alternatives to R, MATLAB, and Visual Basic?

    • 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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