Python, Machine Learning, and Language Wars. A Highly Subjective Point of View

“In the following paragraphs, I really don’t mean to tell you why you or anyone else should use Python. To be honest, I really hate those types of questions: “Which * is the best?” (* insert “programming language, text editor, IDE, operating system, computer manufacturer” here). This is really a nonsense question and discussion. Sometimes it can be fun and entertaining though, but I recommend saving this question for our occasional after-work beer or coffee with friends and colleagues…”

http://sebastianraschka.com/Articles/2015_why_python.html

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Predict Social Network Influence with R and H2O Ensemble Learning

“H2O is an awesome machine learning framework. It is really great for data scientists and business analysts “who need scalable and fast machine learning”. H2O is completely open source and what makes it important is that works right of the box. There seems to be no easier way to start with scalable machine learning. It hast support for R, Python, Scala, Java and also has a REST API and a own WebUI. So you can use it perfectly for research but also in production environments.

H2O is based on Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark which gives it enormous power with in-memory parallel processing…”

https://flipboard.com/topic/machinelearning/predict-social-network-influence-with-r-and-h2o-ensemble-learning/a-BwZuC4crRlScQ4Vvphg0BA%3Aa%3A214019425-edc42df137%2Fthinktostart.com

R language for programmers

“The language is actually fairly simple, but it is unconventional. These notes are intended to make the language easier to learn for someone used to more commonly used languages such as C++, Java, Perl, etc.

R is more than a programming language. It is an interactive environment for doing statistics. I find it more helpful to think of R as having a programming language than being a programming language. The R language is the scripting language for the R environment, just as VBA is the scripting language for Microsoft Excel. Some of the more unusual features of the R language begin to make sense when viewed from this perspective.

This document is a work in progress. Corrections and comments are welcome…”

http://www.johndcook.com/blog/r_language_for_programmers/