PHP vs. R

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What is PHP?

Fast, flexible and pragmatic, PHP powers everything from your blog to the most popular websites in the world.

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.

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Why do developers choose PHP?
Why do you like PHP?

Why do developers choose R?
Why do you like R?

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

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

What companies use PHP?
10316 companies on StackShare use PHP
What companies use R?
164 companies on StackShare use R
What tools integrate with PHP?
56 tools on StackShare integrate with PHP
What tools integrate with R?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with R

What are some alternatives to PHP and R?

  • JavaScript - Lightweight, interpreted, object-oriented language with first-class functions
  • 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.
  • Java - A concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, language specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible

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