R Vs Python Data Science Quiz

14 Questions | Total Attempts: 160

R Vs Python Data Science Quiz - Quiz

Wondering whether you should use R or Python? Here we help you decide by first analyzing your truly needs.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Purpose
    • A. 

      I prefer an analytical tool that's mainly focused on user friendly data analysis, statistics and graphical models

    • B. 

      I prefer an analytical tool that's mainly focused on gaining more productivity and code readability

  • 2. 
    Which statement better defines your day to day activities?
    • A. 

      I'm closer to statistics, research and data science

    • B. 

      I'm closer to developing systems that integrate analysis or apply statistical techniques

  • 3. 
    Same piece of functionality can be written in several ways... which way do you like the most?
    • A. 

      I prefer the idea of getting statistical models that can be written with only a few lines of code

    • B. 

      I prefer an easier coding and debugging of my statistical models

  • 4. 
    Every type of analysis available vs flexibility to develop my own analysis
    • A. 

      The key is having enough flexibility for doing something novel that has never done before.

    • B. 

      The key is that it has to be easy to use and it has to have access to all kind of statistical models.

  • 5. 
    Ease of Learning
    • A. 

      I have basic coding experience and is not something that makes me afraid

    • B. 

      I don't have coding experience and I need to start as quick as possible

  • 6. 
    Accessing to shared knowledge
    • A. 

      I don't know if I'm going to need a specific library to run my analysis, but if I need it, I want the installation process to be as simple as possible

    • B. 

      I'm used to installing code libraries and dealing with dependencies problems

  • 7. 
    Ecosystem
    • A. 

      The analysis are mainly executed on a notebook/PC or a server

    • B. 

      The analysis are mainly executed on a server as a part of some kind of a system or web application

  • 8. 
    Type question here
    • A. 

      I would like to run some exploratory analysis with just a few lines of code

    • B. 

      I would like to easily integrate my analysis to an existing program or system

  • 9. 
    Maturity or flexibility 
    • A. 

      I don't care too much about the maturity of the analytical libraries, I prefer flexibility and innovation in my analysis

    • B. 

      I care a lot the maturity, simplicity, and ease to use of the analytical libraries

  • 10. 
    In addition to the numerical analysis...
    • A. 

      In addition to the numerical analysis, I care about the availability of advanced graphics that are ready and are simple to use.

    • B. 

      In addition to the numerical analysis, I care about the capabilities to organize and maintain my code tidy, so I can easily find errors later

  • 11. 
    How do you feel more comfortable
    • A. 

      I feel more comfortable using a programming language that was designed to run statistical analysis

    • B. 

      I feel more comfortable using a programming language that was designed to code with ease and speed

  • 12. 
    What type of coding do you like the most
    • A. 

      I prefer a tool that allows me to easily run whatever analysis I need, even if that means more computing processing time until I get the results.

    • B. 

      I prefer a tool that runs very efficiently and fast, even if that means investing more time coding.

  • 13. 
    Learning curve
    • A. 

      I prefer to start as soon as possible the coding, even if that means less access to analytical resources

    • B. 

      I prefer to have access to more analytical resources, even if that means investing more time learning how to code.

  • 14. 
    What does your "programmers life" look like
    • A. 

      I prefer to learn a multi-purpose programming language. I'm probably going to code some other things too that are not related to statistical analysis.

    • B. 

      I prefer to learn a specialized statistical programming language, even if that means it is the only thing I can do with that programming language.

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