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Python and R: Programming Languages

If you are just getting started or interested in learning the fundamental of programming using Python or R, this guide is designed with you in mind. No previous knowledge is required.

What Are Python and R?

Python and R are both popular computer programming languages. If you are interested in getting started or know little about either of them, this guide can provide you with introductory information.

Python is an object-oriented programming language that needs to be compiled to run. But don't worry if you don't know what that means - it is relatively easy to learn due to it being designed to be readable and using a structured syntax. It can also be integrated with other programming languages and has toolkits that can help you do more in less development time. Some of these are shared in this guide, along with tutorials for getting started.

R is easy to learn and often used in statistical analysis and machine learning. Its ability to run on all major operating systems (including UNIX) as well as its extensibility make it a useful programming language for collaboration and can handle large data sets for analytical projects. This guide includes tutorials and related resources for R, as well as information on some of the most popular packages.


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