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Dueling R and Python Followup


When one of my partners read my most recent blog on Dueling R & Python, he Skyped that I was very brave to post a column with code. By brave, alas, he meant foolish, opining that the best case scenario was no reaction, but the worst case, well...... How right he was.

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Comments (3)
I have not looked at R and I have just begun with statistics in Python, such as Pandas. However, many very knowledgeable sources have said that Python is much better designed than R and it already has over 21,000 packages and numerous web frameworks. R has been run since 2007 by a company specifically intended for putting many statistical functions into the language. What is needed is a company for integrating all the statistical packages in Python and adding more. It does not seem that this has been done in spite of a number of companies that are focused on the commercial uses of Python. Possibly, some of those companies could do this.
Posted by David Jensen J | Thursday, February 06 2014 at 6:26AM ET
David, these companies you say don't exist do indeed exist: and
Posted by Kevin D | Thursday, February 06 2014 at 8:57PM ET
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