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This is interesting because I see another trend: Matlab is being replaced by R, but I guess this is another story... :-) I use R for my academic (I am also teaching this stuff) as well as my consulting work (I am mainly working in the $\mathbb{P}$ area, with some excursions into $\mathbb{Q}$). I tried Python but it didn't work for me. I think the main ...


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I've used both R and Python with Pandas in a professional quantitative financial work to do both large scale and small scale projects. I would strongly recommend Python with Pandas over R for most new projects in the field especially in time series analysis. While I don't dispute vonjd in that you will find more libraries in R with algorithms on the ...


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People get this problem wrong because they always end up discussing the theoretical advantages of these languages rather than the practical uses of these languages. Theoretically speaking: Haskell is elegant and has many of the theoretical advantages (language conciseness, orthogonality, parametric polymorphism, ADTs, higher-order functions, smart ...


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You're going to get a pretty broad range of answers with this kind of question, but I'll throw in my two cents. I'm not going to answer your question about the "next big thing" in programming languages, because that's just an opinion survey. Instead, I'm going to describe to you the characteristics of a few popular (and mature and well-supported/documented) ...



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