Little Data Scientists Predicament

R and the little data scientist's predicament

I just read this fascinating post on _why, apparently a bit of a cult hero among enthusiasts of the Ruby programming language. One of the most interesting bits was The Little Coder’s Predicament, which boiled down essentially says that computer programming languages have grown too complex - so children/newbies can’t get the instant gratification when they start programming.┬áHe suggested a simplified “gateway language” that would get kids fired up about programming, because with a simple line of code or two they could make the computer┬ádo things like play some music or make a video.