Java. Python. C++. Ruby. No matter which of the programming languages you favor, they’re all just tools. Which one you use depends on what it is you want to do.
But popularity contests are always fun, whether ranking the best sci-fi movies of all time (I’m looking at you, 2001: A Space Odyssey), or classic personal computers (Radio Shack TRS-80, anyone?).
And so, for the second year in a row, IEEE Spectrum has partnered with computational journalist Nick Diakopoulos to rank the most popular programmming languages used in data science and other areas today.