I am using Google Trends to compare the search popularity of the programming languages Python and R. The issue I have is that the drop-down menu for selecting the type of search only appears once you type in two letters. Since R is a single-letter name, I can't get the dropdown to prompt. Empty spaces don't help. Here is what the dropdown looks like for Python:
Because I can't select the topic for R, it compares Python as a topic "programming language" to the general search term "R", which can of course be anything not related to the programming language.
I am looking for a way to specify the topic. I tried entering
R.topic, and similar variants, and nothing works. The Google Help only cover basic usage. Is this functionality even there?
My current workaround is: make both R and Python just a search term, and then select the category "Computers and Electronics".