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.
Find out which language has come within a fiber-optic cable’s width of knocking the two-time winner out of the top spot; why statistical computing language R is this year’s big mover and shaker, and which new programming languages are already making their mark.
Read the full story and view the top-ten list here, and don’t miss the full list of 48 programming languages at: http://spectrum.ieee.org/static/interactive-the-top-programming-languages-2015
Today’s data scientists are always learning new languages to suit the task at hand. Which one will become your new favorite?
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