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Hello, i am interested in occuping with Data Science. I have just started learning SQL and i would like an opinion about other programming languages that would help me join the Analytics world more easily!!

11/19/2017 6:33:56 PM

Eleftheria Vagena

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Before deciding on the programming language you'd like to develop in, I'd recommend you to brush up your skills in mathematics, linear algebra, statistics, probability theory and perhaps modelling :) Choosing a language should be secondary to this. Just to stay on topic -- Python, of course ;)

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Python is a hot topic in analytics and data oriented topics... Plus its beginner friendly!..

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Python is a hot topic in analytics and data oriented topics... Plus its beginner friendly!..

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Then I stick to my answer and initial choice - go for Python ;) Although I see more statisticians going for Matlab or R, Python has a much broader scope than the former two. After all, it is a general-purpose language which allows you to create your own applications, web scraping and data mining and more. Speaking about Julia - too me it seems it is still too early to judge how will that go, but seeing a Julia script running live recently I must admit it is quicker than Python. Not that speed is too much of a problem nowadays, as it is fairly easy to multiplicate or parallelize, but still - it might be a good choice now to at least get a glimpse of it. If you want to compare between Python and R, I recommend trying out the beginner paths of each at www.datacamp.com - just enough to let you decide.

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If so, then it really depends on what exactly would you like to focus on. I recommend you this thread on stack exchange: https://datascience.stackexchange.com/questions/326/python-vs-r-for-machine-learning There is a quick summary of pros and cons of each of them, depending on your exact preference or field of interest.

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R, Python and Java

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don't forget about Julia :) easy as python and fast as c https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julia_(programming_language)

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Yes you are right!! But i already have a bachelor in Statistics an a master in Informatics. I just wanted to have a picture about programming languages before i start drilling down to one specific.

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I learn R and is a very interesting cosnole, especially for statisticians. So you recommend python, in order to combine it with R?

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Also, Scala and Kafka.

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@Eleftheria Please challenge me with Python if you start it

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which programming language required to learn data science

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Thank you very much!!