B How prevalent is the R language in astronomy research?

I’ve heard that C++, python, and IDL are most commonly used in observational astronomy research, but how common is R in the field?
 

davenn

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I’ve heard that C++, python, and IDL are most commonly used in observational astronomy research, but how common is R in the field?

I have never heard of it, must be rare or specialist or both 😉

what have you done to try and find an answer online so far ?

googling.... R language in astronomy research
came up with a number of hits :smile:
 
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