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Using Discussion Forum Activity to Estimate Analytics Software Market Share
I’m finally getting around to overhauling the Discussion Forum Activity section of The Popularity of Data Analysis Software. To save you the trouble of reading all 43 pages, I’m posting just this section below. Discussion Forum Activity Another way to measure … Continue reading
Posted in Analytics, R, SAS, SPSS, Stata, Uncategorized
28 Comments
Rexer Analytics Survey Results
Rexer Analytics has released preliminary results showing the usage of various data science tools. I’ve added the results to my continuouslyupdated article, The Popularity of Data Analysis Software. For your convenience, the new section is repeated below. Surveys of Use One … Continue reading
Goals for the New R Consortium
by Bob Muenchen The recentlycreated R Consortium consists of companies that are deeply involved in R such as RStudio, Microsoft/Revolution Analytics, Tibco, and others. The Consortium’s goals include advancing R’s worldwide promotion and support, encouraging user adoption, and improving documentation … Continue reading
Posted in R
42 Comments
Free Webinar: Intro to SparkR
Are you interested in combining the power of R and Spark? An “Intro to SparkR” webinar will take place on July 15, 2015 at 10 am California time. Everyone is welcome to attend. Agenda: – What is SparkR? – Recent … Continue reading
Posted in Analytics, R, Statistics
14 Comments
Estimating Analytics Software Market Share by Counting Books
Below is the latest update to The Popularity of Data Analysis Software. Books The number of books published on each software package or language reflects its relative popularity. Amazon.com offers an advanced search method which works well for all the software except R … Continue reading
Posted in Analytics, R, SAS, SPSS, Stata, Statistics
16 Comments
R #1 by Wide Margin in Latest KDnuggets Poll
The results of the latest KDnuggets Poll on software for Analytics, Big Data and Data Mining are out, and R has moved into the #1 position by a wide margin. I’ve updated the Surveys of Use section of The Popularity of Data … Continue reading
Posted in R, SAS, SPSS
4 Comments
R Now Contains 150 Times as Many Commands as SAS
by Bob Muenchen In my ongoing quest to analyze the world of analytics, I’ve updated the Growth in Capability section of The Popularity of Data Analysis Software. To save you the trouble of foraging through that tome, I’ve pasted it below. … Continue reading
Posted in Analytics, R, SAS, Statistics
25 Comments
I’ve Been Replaced by an Analytics Robot
It was only a few years ago when the N.Y. Times declared my job “sexy". My old job title of statistician had sounded dull and stodgy, but then it became filled with exciting jargon: I’m a data scientist doing predictive analytics with … Continue reading
Posted in Analytics, Statistics, Uncategorized
12 Comments
Stata’s Academic Growth Nearly as Fast as R’s
by Bob Muenchen Analytics tools take significant effort to master, so once learned people tend to stick with them for much of their careers. This makes the tools used in academia of particular interest in the study of future trends … Continue reading
Posted in Analytics, R, SAS, SPSS, Stata, Statistics
28 Comments
Fastest Growing Software for Scholarly Analytics: Python, R, KNIME…
In my ongoing quest to “analyze the world of analytics”, I’ve added the following section below to The Popularity of Data Analysis Software: It would be useful to have growth trend graphs for each of the analytics packages I track, … Continue reading
Posted in Analytics, R, SAS, SPSS, Statistics
8 Comments