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5 Top Languages for Machine Learning, Data Science

Looking to make the move into one of the hottest jobs in technology today? Machine learning specialists are in high demand. Here are 5 of the top languages you may need in these careers.
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R remains one of the top languages for data science. First developed in the 1990s, this open source language has its roots in statistics, data analysis, and data visualization. In recent years it's become the choice of a new generation of analysts who have who have appreciated the active open source community, the fact that they can download the software for free, and the downloadable packages that are available to customize the tool. Tech giant Microsoft has also embraced the platform acquiring Revolution Analytics, a commercially supported enterprise platform for R, in 2015.

Jessica Davis has spent a career covering the intersection of business and technology at titles including IDG's Infoworld, Ziff Davis Enterprise's eWeek and Channel Insider, and Penton Technology's MSPmentor. She's passionate about the practical use of business intelligence, ... View Full Bio

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