R among top languages on GitHub

February 11, 2015

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

The site githut.info provides quarterly statistics on programming language activity on GitHub, by number of repositories, pushes, forks etc. Ranked by number of active repositories on GitHub, R is the 12th most popular programming language as of Q4 2014. JavaScript, Java and Python appear as the top 3 in the same list.

R githut 2014Q4

As I've said before, such a high ranking for a domain-specific language like R is quite an achievement. Also of note (as pointed out by Stephen Turner), R ranks highest in number of new forks per repository, which indicates that the R code is being actively used and modified by users.

GitHut: A small place to discover languages in GitHub

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