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Table 1 Comparisons between R, SAS and Python (5 being the best)

From: Teaching programming skills to finance students: how to design and teach a great course

Language SAS R Python
Availability 2 5 5
Ease of learning 4.5 2.5 3.5
Data handling capability 4 4 4
Graphical capability 3 4.5 4
Advancements in tool 4 4.5 4
Job opportunities 4.5 3.5 2.5
Customer services support and community 4 3.5 3