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R vs Visual Basic: What are the differences?

Developers describe R as "A language and environment for statistical computing and graphics". 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. On the other hand, Visual Basic is detailed as "Modern, high-level, multi-paradigm, general-purpose programming language for building apps using Visual Studio and the .NET Framework". 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.

R and Visual Basic can be categorized as "Languages" tools.

According to the StackShare community, R has a broader approval, being mentioned in 128 company stacks & 97 developers stacks; compared to Visual Basic, which is listed in 10 company stacks and 26 developer stacks.

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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.
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    What are some alternatives to R and Visual Basic?
    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.
    PHP
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    JavaScript
    JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
    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.
    Java
    Java is a programming language and computing platform first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995. There are lots of applications and websites that will not work unless you have Java installed, and more are created every day. Java is fast, secure, and reliable. From laptops to datacenters, game consoles to scientific supercomputers, cell phones to the Internet, Java is everywhere!
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    benyomin uses RR

    What are my other choices for a vectorized statistics language. Professor was pushing SAS Jump (or was that SPSS) with a menu-driven point and click approach. (Reproducibility can still be accomplished, you publish the script generated by all your clicks.) But I want to type everything, great online tutorials for R. I think I made the right pick.

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    Ralic Lo uses RR

    Connect to database, data analytics, draw diagram. Machine Learning application, and also used Spark-R for big data processing.

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    Tino Gehlert uses RR

    Visualisation of air quality in various rooms by RShiny (hosted free on shinyapps.io)

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    Sesync uses RR

    R is primarily used by SESYNC's researchers

    Avatar of STILLWATER SUPERCOMPUTING INC
    STILLWATER SUPERCOMPUTING INC uses RR

    Offline deep analytics and modeling

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