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Comment: Re:Question, what does R do that other lingos cann (Score 1) 23

Question, what does R do that other lingos cannot?

Nothing. I'm sure other languages can do everything R can do.

Does it just have statistical functions built in and ready to go?

It does have that, along with an active community and growing popularity in scientific circles, so there is lots cutting edge interesting work being done with R -- and a lot of its free and open source. Plus it has multi-core support in several libraries places, and even gpu support in some.

since it has cutting-edge stat functions that's plenty of functionality that R has that other languages DON'T have.

Comment: Re:Nice try... (Score 1) 566

by majid_aldo (#46952599) Attached to: Let Spouses of H-1B Visa Holders Work In US, Says White House

summary of economist opinion which i'd rather listen to instead of the usual /. protectionist BS:
- the effect of importing low-skill labor, at worse, leads to some shuffling at the low-end and possibly even increasing slightly the wage of natives (since they have an advantage)
- the effect of high-skill labor is to increase GDP per capita and replenish social security.

seriously if you don't want skilled foreigners coming in, then you shouldn't support training for native workers since that also increases the supply. so which is it?? even if it does lower wage: deal with it.. you're supposed to be a capitalist huh? isn't that the american way?? find some other job or move elsewhere or accept lower wage. otherwise the jobs WILL go somewhere else.

it's like asking your neighbors not to have 6 kids b/c they take 'your' jobs. pathetic.

Comment: Re:To hire specific people (Score 3, Insightful) 465

by majid_aldo (#45550789) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Why Are Tech Job Requirements So Specific?

this is not the process to get an h1b candidate. this process is to process a green card. it's a labor certification process.. for the sake of "labor protection", the employer has to say to the government..look i didn't find any citizen or permanent resident for this job.

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