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Python or R

What do you think is better to focus on Python or R for an aspiring data analyst?

16th Jan 2019, 11:11 AM
3 Answers
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There might be some jobs that require R, but in general I'd say that Python is a must and R isn't. Also, R is super easy to learn if you know Python (and especially numpy). Whereas Python has hundreds of features that can't really be implemented in R. That's my personal impression, I can't guarantee that everyone will agree with it.
16th Jan 2019, 11:50 AM
Anna - avatar
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Compared to python, R has a large number of libraries which can make data analysing easier. It is more powerful than Excel too! Also there are many libraries in R which can make use of data in Excel. So if you are focusing on statistics and data analysing R would be better. But in other cases python would be better
16th Jan 2019, 12:45 PM
Seniru - avatar