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Top three reasons why SQL is the go-to-language for data science

SQL (Structured Query Language) is a popular and highly relevant language for data science for several reasons but here are our suggested top three:

1. Easy to learn: SQL is a declarative language, which means that you don't have to tell the computer how to do things step by step. Instead, you simply specify what you want to do, and SQL takes care of the rest. This makes it easy to learn and use, even for those who don't have a background in programming.

2. Efficient querying and really good at data manipulation:  SQL can quickly filter, group, and aggregate data, and can handle complex queries that would be difficult to write in other languages. This makes it a powerful tool for data cleaning and preparation, which is always a critical part of the data science workflow.

3. Industry standard: SQL has been around for over four decades and is widely used in the industry. Being the standard tool for data analysts and data scientists allows for increased transparency and understanding of how the data has been refined from one node to another.