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R growth on StackOverflow reigns supreme

Dec 23, 2015

Joshua Kunst did a quick analysis on tag usage on StackOverflow, the question and answer site for programming. The R tag isn’t the top of course, but it is growing in usage the quickest, based on slope.

This is good news for two reasons. The first of course is that R usage is growing. The second is that we can spend less time in archived R email threads, which tend to be a bit salty. Bonus: fewer people post questions to the threads, so fewer people will feel the need to respond. Win-win. [via Revolutions]

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