Forum:Bioinformatics: Which language should I learn
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For bioinformatics, which language should I learn best and common after graduation?

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Please refer to the following threads and use the search function as this has been discussed extensively before:

Best Language For Bioinformatics

What is the most popular programming language used in bioinformatics?

Programming languages for Bioinformatics

Which Are The Best Programming Languages For A Bioinformatician?

I personally learned R first as the Bioconductor repository harbors many essential packages for my work related to NGS analysis, such as tximport, DESeq2, csaw etc. Still, python is also a good choice. Look around in the web for tutorials and choose the language you feel more comfortable with. Both are recommended for bioinformatics.

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For biological background graduates, Python and R should be the best languages to learn.

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If you only want one language, then go with Python first.

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As recommended by fellow biostar membres, I will go with R and Python. Look at this article i wrote sometimes back

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