May 6, 2010
R is like Ruby
There are many similarities between R and Ruby.
- Learning both has been fun - "dude, i'm playing with R and love it." The excitement doesn't end!
I'm totally addicted.
- I keep discovering new and nifty things. Every time I hit an interesting problem, there's an elegant way to deal with it. Very Ruby like - "If it is taking more then 5 lines of code, you are probably doing it wrong."
- Both, R and Ruby have Plugin architecture that gives you a lot of power and flexibility. For example, just discovered that R has a RDBMS package to offload database-specific/suited tasks to a database, while using R for what its good at...
- Both have an active, passionate community behind it.
And many more similarities...