R is a programming language used mostly in the world of statistical computing. R has many packages that allows for great visualizations, statistical testing, and many more.
Python is a general purpose programming language. It is very easy to learn and very powerful. Python is heavily used in many area - from game developing to data analysis!
What area of bioengineering excites me the most?
Having completed my co-op at St. Jude Medical, I've learned a great deal about heart pumps. This impressive technology improved the quality of life for many patients and allow them to live long. For this reason, I would say that the most exciting area of bioengineering is medical device.