R, Python, Julia: do you known them all?

Presenter(s): Mark van der Loo, CBS

e-mail(s): mpj.vanderloo@cbs.nl

Date: 24 March 2020

Webinar aims

To provide participants with an introductory overview of characteristics of three important open source tools for technical computing, data science, and statistics: R, Python, and Julia. It should be clear why these tools exist, what their status is in our industry, and why they are useful for the official statistics community.

Webinar learning outcomes

Participants will have a general and basic knowledge of the strengths and weaknesses of each tool. This includes technical, infrastructural, and social aspects of the tools.

Webinar content

For each tool we will discuss:

  • Their origin, original aim, and current status and applications in industry.

  • A few technical aspects including programming paradigm and typing discipline

  • Infrastructure for modularization: R packages, Julia packages, Python Modules

  • The user community and usage in official statistics.

Difficulty level


Prerequisites for the webinar

Some experience with any of the data science tools Python, R or Julia.

Further reading and resources




Presentation material

Presentation material Webinar R, Python, Julia

Recording of the webinar

Recording Webinar R, Python, Julia