Forum:What is the most popular programming language used in bioinformatics?
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I know there are many programming languages out there. I want to know which language has the most support and used widely in the industry.

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Python is very popular nowadays (I still do Perl though). Knowing some unix tools is also of great help, including commands like cut, sort, uniq, join, tr and some programming in awk + sed. And of course the R environment/languate for statistics, plotting, scripting...

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In the field of bioinformatics, some commonly used computer languages include Python, R, MySql, PHP, and Perl. It's good to know some Java basics.

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