There are many similarities between R and Ruby.
– Learning both has been fun – “dude, i’m playing with R and love it.” The excitement doesn’t end!
I’m totally addicted.
– I keep discovering new and nifty things. Every time I hit an interesting problem, there’s an elegant way to deal with it. Very Ruby like – “If it is taking more then 5 lines of code, you are probably doing it wrong.”
– Both, R and Ruby have Plugin architecture that gives you a lot of power and flexibility. For example, just discovered that R has a RDBMS package to offload database-specific/suited tasks to a database, while using R for what its good at…
– Both have an active, passionate community behind it.
And many more similarities…