Straw Poll on Statistical Computing
The abstract of my previous (reblogged) post claims that R is “the premier language of statistical computing”. That may be true for the wider world of statistics, and I like R very much, but in my experience astronomers and cosmologists are much more likely to do their coding in Python. It’s certainly the case that astronomers and physicists are much more likely to be taught Python than R. There may well even be some oldies out there still using other languages like Fortran, or perhaps relying on books of statistical tables!
Out of interest therefore I’ve decided to run the following totally biased and statistically meaningless poll of my immense readership:
If you choose “something else”, please let me know through the comments box what your alternative is. I can then add additional options.Follow @telescoper