R Programming: Who, Where and What

Oct 25, 2015



The “sexiest job” has the sexiest demand, and R is one of their leading weapons. Here, we are trying to capture how these unicorns are distributed, and also where you can move if you want to have great opportunities.R Programming is on the rise year on year in popularity and is among the top 10 programming languages over the last few years. Data science as a discipline is becoming mainstream, driven largely by fast growing internet & software technology companies. Media, Banking and other traditional verticals are warming up to the power of data to improve efficiency and predict the next big thing. All said and done, there is also a complaint that there are not enough people around that understand both software and statistics. There aren’t enough R programmers.Beyond the anecdotes, I wanted to check the data and confirm that the gripe is true. Without much ado, I present you the ‘Who, Where and What of R-Programmers’. No data was tortured in arriving at the conclusions. But I confess that I could not put R to use, to come up with the insights. Excel did the trick.Read more....