I’m from quantitative economics background and I code only in Python and R, the two primary languages for data analysis. I’ve seen a lot of job offers that list down additional bonuses or weightage given to those who are comfortable in JS/C/C++.
I recently joined FCC that I found through a Medium post and so far have been really enjoying playing around with JS tutorials. I even installed the latest release of Node.js just to explore the framework (this is the first time since 2014 that i decided to get some JS exposure).
Now, being already experienced in Python, and finding JS to be similar and hence simple, it wouldn’t take much time in completing the challenges and some projects on FCC. But I researched around with the question in my mind on how JS would help me as a tool in my job applications and the projects I would work in, and I found very little information except that D3.js looks similar to what we plot in ggplot2 for R and matplotlib in Python3. So I’m still unsure about this - since data scientists are not developers but still have to write code, does JS provide leverage in projects that primarily use either Py3 or R?