By Gregory Piatetsky, KDnuggets.In a recent KDnuggets Poll on Analytics, Data Science, Machine Learning Software both Python and R emerged as strong leaders, used by over 50% of all responders.
This poll aims to look at trends and transitions between R, Python, and other software in 2016 and 2017.
In a similar poll in 2015 - see chart on the right ( R vs Python Usage) both R and Python users have shown surprising stability - very few changed from one set of tools to another. We also observed strong regional differences.
Here are poll results:
Python overtakes R, becomes the leader in Data Science, Machine Learning platforms