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Top 10 Programming Languages in Demand Right Now

These are the programming languages most likely to be used in enterprise IT and most likely to help you get a job.
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10. R

As big data and analytics have become more integral to enterprises in all industries, the R language has experienced a surge in use. Designed for statistical computing and graphics, R is very popular among data scientists and business analysts.

Ross Ihaka and Robert Gentleman created R in the early 1990s and released the first stable version of the language in 2000. It is very similar to the older S language, which is also used for statistics. R is open source under the GPL2 license, and the R Foundation for Statistical Computing oversees its development and maintenance.

Image: The R Foundation
Image: The R Foundation

Cynthia Harvey is a freelance writer and editor based in the Detroit area. She has been covering the technology industry for more than fifteen years. View Full Bio

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