InfoWorld: R a programming language "on the rise"

October 27, 2010

(This article was first published on Revolutions, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

In an article looking at once-niche programming languages that are now being deployed in businesses, R is named as one of 7 programming languages on the rise:

R is another Swiss Army Knife of numerical and statistical routines for hacking through the big data sets — collections big enough that it might be better called a Swiss Army Machete. Lou Bajuk-Yorgan, senior director of product management for Tibco's Spotfire S-Plus, says its software is used by a number of clients who are studying how business or engineering projects might work or why they fail to work. Analyzing weather patterns to find the best places to build wind-powered generators is one example.

The other languages names are Python, Ruby on Rails, Matlab, JavaScript, Erlang, Cobol(!) and CUDA.

InfoWorld: 7 Programming Languages on the Rise

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