In the fast-changing Cloud Computing and Data Analytics industry, IT professionals and AI trainers are constantly battling with a new kind of puzzle. Which programming to actually master to make a move to data analytics and cloud computing applications?

In an average classroom debate raging in Data Analytics programs, data analysts often compare two programming languages – R versus Python training. As the R versus Python training debate rages on, we found out how these two actually match up against each other.

Ease of Computing

There is absolutely no doubt that both R and Python are very easy for any beginner who wants to excel in computing projects. While this entirely depends on the learning behavior of the user, Python greatly reduces the tedious coding inspections and use of braces making it look beautiful and English-centric coding.
7 out of 10 Programmers prefer to use Python only for its ease of computing over other open source and proprietary languages.

Library and Learning

Python libraries taught in the training sessions can prove to be a handful of dynamites! They are not as easy to access and learn as often made out to be. Trainers have to spend hundreds of hours scouring and learning these libraries in Python centers. On the other hand, R is pretty much an “on the go” programming language. You can already find a lot of learning material on use of codes, graphics and templates for R.

For Data Science, in particular, both Python and R have a respectable library database. However, specialists in Data Science complain that R is better than Python libraries as far as scouting for data science terms are concerned.

Machine Learning Algorithms

Here, Python is beating R by quite a large margin year after year. Yet, R is not dying out that easily – and actually, catching up with Python programs if the recent stats are to be believed. The rise of Auto AI and AutoML programs have pushed the bar higher for Python trainers in working with finely-tuned libraries for various machine learning applications.

Python is used in Search Indexing, Website Analytics and Privacy management, Image recognition, Speech verification and so on. In fact, Python and R can be used together to build a purely hybrid AutoML algorithms for gradient boosting applications in image recognition projects.

In the ongoing developments related to Meta Programming, Edge Computing and Mobile-based applications, Python and R are still interfacing with Java and C/C++. For explicit applications, depending on only one programming language may not deliver on the promises. Outside of R and Python training, trainers also focus on data science programs such as SQL, AWS, Hadoop, SCALA, Tableau, and Google BigQuery.

While each language comes with its own varied set of benefits and limitations, we can’t hold back ourselves from diving deep into on their role in shaping the data science industry in 2019-2024.

Author's Bio: 

Shiva Kushwaha is a lead blog writer, blogger & content marketer, he publishes and manage the contents on many blogs. Shiva writes about lifestyle, technology, travel, health and more. He has been in the marketing industry since 5 years and with a very valuable experience in this industry, He has marked his footprints as a renowned guest blogger in Delhi.