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Old 05-16-2016, 10:07 AM   #4
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Learning both is great. Python+Pandas is pretty powerful, but (IME) is harder to learn than R as the syntax of pands, and the intelligent default behaviors are not as robust as they are in R.

I do >50% of my smaller scale plotting/data munging in R (reading in flat files, etc), with ggplot2.

However anytime I want to interact with bam files, very large datasets, or create hundreds of plots, I turn to python. Plotting with pandas+seaborn is pretty nice.
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