Python vs. R vs. Visual Basic

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What is Python?

Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.

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 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.
Why do developers choose Python?
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What are the cons of using Python?
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What are the cons of using Visual Basic?
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What companies use Python?
3493 companies on StackShare use Python
What companies use R?
173 companies on StackShare use R
What companies use Visual Basic?
15 companies on StackShare use Visual Basic
What tools integrate with Python?
91 tools on StackShare integrate with Python
What tools integrate with R?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with R
What tools integrate with Visual Basic?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with Visual Basic

What are some alternatives to Python, R, 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
  • Java - A concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, language specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible

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