Online code repository GitHub has pulled together the 10 most popular programming languages used for machine learning hosted on its service, and, while Python tops the list, there are a few surprises.
While you might think that machine learning is reserved for developers well-versed in languages like R and Python, you'd be wrong.
Online code repository GitHub has pulled together the 10 most popular programming languages used for machine learning hosted on its service, and, while Python tops the list, there are a few surprises on there.
The rankings are based on the primary languages used in code repositories tagged as related to machine-learning, according to GitHub.
They almost certainly don't reflect which languages are most commonly used for machine learning. A recent Kaggle survey of data scientists flagged Python as the most popular language and R as the language they are most likely to use at work.
These are the top 10 machine learning languages on GitHub, according to the site's figures.
Highly rated machine-learning repositories
sci-kit learn: Popular library for data mining and data analysis that implements a wide-range of machine-learning algorithms.