Start Coding without Hesitation - Programming Languages Showdown

Authors: Dr Weisi Chen, Aidan Wilson, Dr Anastasios Papaioannou

Webinar duration: 1 hour

Which language should you choose to learn? This webinar will discuss the pros and cons of four languages that are widely used in academia, and will provide guidance on selecting the right one.


This webinar is open to anyone (not just to Intersect member universities)


About this webinar

Programming is becoming more and more popular, with many researchers using programming to perform data cleaning, data manipulation, data analytics, as well as creating publication quality plots. Programming can be really beneficial for automating processes and workflows. In this webinar, we are exploring four of the most popular programming languages that are widely used in academia, namely Python, R, MATLAB, and Julia.


Webinar Topics

  • Why use Programming
  • An overview of Python, R, MATLAB, and Julia
  • Code comparison of the four programming languages
  • Popularity and job opportunities
  • Intersect’s comparison
  • General guidelines on how to choose the best programming language for your research



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