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Confused about choosing language for Mission 2 CNCC'21

edwardpraveen89 profile image Edward Praveen ・1 min read

Hello,

Currently learning Python for Machine Learning (ML) development. I am interested in implementing ML in Web & Mobile apps. As python has inbuilt libraries for ML, I have started to learn. For Mission 2, CodeNewbie team has asked to select a language. Should I stick with python only or learn parallely another language (Swift/React-Native) for mobile development and how ML is implemented in it. Kindly suggest.

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Jason Braganza

I’d suggest you stick to Python and do this on the desktop / web first.
if you finish this quick to your satisfaction, you can always go pick up Swift/React-Native next.
If not, if you take a while to learn (like me) or if your life is really busy and you are short on time (like me), then you’ll be thankful that you stuck to one language and made quite a bit of progress.

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Jeff Mitchell

Hi Edward, I think it depends on your comfort level at learning new things simultaneously. If you've already picked Python, I'd recommend that that by your "choice" and focus on it to develop your skills. That said, if you feel it's not overwhelming, you could say Swift/React-Native is your path for the CodeNewbie learning.

I think it's up to you and there is no right or wrong answer here.

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Matt C

Someone told me once, "It is better to learn one language well, rather than learn "Hello World" in ten languages". lol

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Matt C

Hi E,
Do you use R/RStudio now?

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Edward Praveen Author

Hi Matt,

I tried my hands on R a year ago but since it's applications were lesser (as it cannot be used for production), I moved to Python. Planned to learn Julia which is replacement to R and could be used both in backend & frontend.

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Matt C

Although, I do know that R can and is used in some production environs, I think moving to Python and Julia are reasonable steps to take.
Good Luck

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Edward Praveen Author • Edited

Thank you. Would love to do more fruitful conversations about Machine Learning/ Data Science further. Good luck.