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What is Scala?

Scala is an acronym for “Scalable Language”. This means that Scala grows with you. You can play with it by typing one-line expressions and observing the results. But you can also rely on it for large mission critical systems, as many companies, including Twitter, LinkedIn, or Intel do. To some, Scala feels like a scripting language. Its syntax is concise and low ceremony; its types get out of the way because the compiler can infer them.

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 Perl?

Perl is a general-purpose programming language originally developed for text manipulation and now used for a wide range of tasks including system administration, web development, network programming, GUI development, and more.

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Cons

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Companies

What companies use Scala?
488 companies on StackShare use Scala
What companies use R?
156 companies on StackShare use R
What companies use Perl?
163 companies on StackShare use Perl

Integrations

What tools integrate with Scala?
13 tools on StackShare integrate with Scala
What tools integrate with R?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with R
What tools integrate with Perl?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Perl

What are some alternatives to Scala, R, and Perl?

  • 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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