Excerpt from Techworld's Article "R vs Python: Which programming language should I learn?" by Christina Mercer | November 09, 2017Read Article Now
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While SAS isn’t going away for the foreseeable future, there is a noticeable trend appearing in the pharmaceutical programming industry of embracing different languages. R has often been used by graduates and students for statistical processing, but the less-robust validation around it has often prevented it from being more widely used. The FDA will accept submissions made in R, just so long as they tick the right boxes. As for Python, with the advent of Real World Data becoming more popular, varied data sources and types are more frequently being accessed and it may be that Python has some advantages in processing and integrating that data.
It won’t hurt to have one or both of these languages in a programmer’s pocket as the trend continues to grow over the next 5 years.