(2013) Top popular languages for analytics / data mining / data science

A poll conducted by KDnuggets recently asked a question which I believe many of people like me may have interest in: What programming/statistics languages you used for an analytics / data mining / data science work in 2013?

The results show below. I’m glad that I know all top 4 languages and kinda use them everyday. And I’m also learning Hadoop by myself, which means future of data management, at least I believe.

How about you guys?

What programming/statistics languages you used for an analytics / data mining / data science work in 2013? [713 votes total]

% users in 2013

% users in 2012

R (434 voters in 2013)

60.9%

52.5%

Python (277)

38.8%

36.1%

SQL (261)

36.6%

32.1%

SAS (148)

20.8%

19.7%

Java (118)

16.5%

21.2%

MATLAB (89)

12.5%

13.1%

High-level data mining suite (80)

11.2%
not asked in 2012

Unix shell/awk/sed (79)

11.1%

14.7%

C/C++ (66)

9.3%

14.3%

Pig Latin/Hive/other Hadoop-based languages (57)

8.0%

6.7%

Other low-level language (42)

5.9%

11.4%

GNU Octave (40)

5.6%

5.9%

Perl (32)

4.5%

9.0%

Ruby (16)

2.2%

3.8%

Scala (16)

2.2%

2.4%

F# (12)

1.7%
not asked in 2012

Lisp/Clojure (7)

1.0%

4.3%

Julia (5)

0.7%

0.3%

None (2)

0.3%

0.7%

 

 

Reference:

http://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/languages-for-analytics-data-mining-data-science.html

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