Swift vs. R vs. Perl

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What is Swift?

Writing code is interactive and fun, the syntax is concise yet expressive, and apps run lightning-fast. Swift is ready for your next iOS and OS X project — or for addition into your current app — because Swift code works side-by-side with Objective-C.

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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Why do developers choose Swift?
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    Why do developers choose Perl?
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    Cons

    What are the cons of using Swift?
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    What are the cons of using Perl?
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    Companies

    What companies use Swift?
    843 companies on StackShare use Swift
    What companies use R?
    110 companies on StackShare use R
    What companies use Perl?
    132 companies on StackShare use Perl

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Swift?
    13 tools on StackShare integrate with Swift
    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 Swift, 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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