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IMO Recommending R as a replacement for Python is like recommending a VW Beetle rigged to explode if it hits more than 2mph as a replacement for a beat-up old family car that is missing two tires.

Python might have it's pain points but R is straight up the most horrendous programming language I've ever used, including Malbolge and Brainfuck in that ranking. The only valid reason people ever present me for using this language is "a lot of other people wrote stuff that is relevant for statistics in R and why throw away all that work?".

its pain points

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