Programming language [ˈproʊ.ɡræm.ɪŋ ˈlæŋ.ɡwɪdʒ]: a coded language to write instructions a computer can understand and execute.
The most basic programming language is the binary machine language the computer interprets without any translator. It is referred as a low-level language and you may call it the native language of a computer.
There are plenty of programming languages made for specific fields of work. For example, R was made for statisticians and therefore offers many techniques for data analysis.[button url=”http://journocode.com/data-journalism-dictionary/” new_tab=”” button_style=”btn-info” button_size=”btn-default”] Back to Dictionary[/button]