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Why is Python more popular than R as a tool for data analysis? Most data science jobs ask for Python experience. Very few ask for R.

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Python is a more general-purpose programming language and R has had somewhat clunky syntax-but many of these things are changing and R is becoming more "professional".

R is very common in bioinformatics and statistical analysis in general and R packages usually perform much better than any Python options for statistical analysis. But in bioinformatics Python is mainly used for sequence analysis because it was frequently designed for that task and can perform many tasks faster and handle large data sets more easily. 

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