How is the job?

Hi all.

Recently talked with a friend who claims that the popular language R.
Tell me, is it really so?
I tried to find HH at least one position associated with the language of R. Searched for the phrase: programmer R. But found nothing. How is called this position?
June 14th 19 at 19:04
6 answers
June 14th 19 at 19:14
it is also very narrow, well he had half of one percent was still less than a percent , what do you expect then ?
June 14th 19 at 19:06
It's on the rise (again) abroad, usually utilized by analysts (data scientist). The rise was mainly driven by the hype around data analysis, machine learning and bigdata. R is very good for rapid prototyping on a small data set or for a "final" analysis and visualization, again on the small or medium data set, which were pre-processing and cleaning. A lot of libraries connected with medstatistiki, machine learning, data analysis, visualization. Oracle promised to insert the ability to write hranilki R in its database, but I didn't watch did.
I passed at the time courses on Coursera on data analysis, I R as the language itself like medium. Now there is a competition between the R and Python with libraries of type numpy, pandas, sklearn, etc. for the best tool for data analysis. Plus there are vendor tools, like SPSS, which offer the same opportunity.
With regards to vacancies in your area, they have, but they are few. Here is an example
I wouldn't expect that in Russia in General, and especially outside of Moscow you can easily find a job as a data scientist, having no real experience and success in this area. But again, abroad profession Dimension Data is now very popular and the R language is often considered one of the necessary tools that it needs to hold (see the remark about Python).
I would not give examples of the positions of obscure companies, which have endless list of vacancies by years of hanging (supposedly not can job to find, or in fact anyone on it and not take). These jobs is extremely doubtful. - owen.Block commented on June 14th 19 at 19:09
It is rather an example of "how to search". Topicstarter did not find vacancies in your region. - ezekiel.Johnston65 commented on June 14th 19 at 19:12
June 14th 19 at 19:08
The R language is, it's pretty fast, but he's pretty narrow, for mathematical calculations like and extremely unpopular. Your friend is wrong, the popularity of the R language is not, and is around zero. This is a problem of many developers is to assume that technology / language in which they work top, popular, best, etc.
June 14th 19 at 19:10
A lot of technology from the 90s that was really popular and comfortable ecosystem when languages were not developed.
Compared to General-purpose languages, of course R was very convenient, but now is not the 90s.
Now any General purpose language allows you to do the same, ALSO simply (using libraries and frameworks), but it has greater flexibility, performance, and decides where a wider range of tasks.
If you ALREADY know R, then you can use it to solve the problem, if you are just STARTING to solve a mathematical problem, it is better to eschew that language.
R well-solved problems in the past, but in 2017, it programmers hardly needed. Can domohozyaika who need something more powerful than Excel, which for example, in a targeting advertising to climb. Programmers even so, it is better to sharpen solution using -> Python, the nod, the rock, well, or even Java.
June 14th 19 at 19:12
"R programmer" is very bad. On R programs, and analyze.
June 14th 19 at 19:16
Though R is a programming language, but in fact it is not an alternative to conventional Python, and alternative akselu. A bunch of R + RStudio allows you to do everything that makes Excel much easier and faster with it with any set of data, plus a lot on top of that kind of machine learning (which ceases to be exotic and become a work tool), scraping the data from multiple sources and multiple options for data visualization (by the way nothing like the ggplot2 package in the same Python no, although the project for transfer was but sort of stalled).

It is clear that most employers neither of which R not heard, and instead of R will write about Excel or at best about the big date, machine learning or "cleaning" the data. I think it is a good idea to job search for request Excel VBA - these employers usually already reached the ceiling of possibilities of Excel, and perhaps they have not Excel and need. Or, on the other hand, to search for jobs related to data visualization (here it depends on what you specializiruetsya more, I personally came to R because of its capabilities in data visualization).

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