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The Tidyverse Curse
I’ve just finished a major overhaul to my widely read article, Why R is Hard to Learn. It describes the main complaints I’ve heard from the participants to my workshops, and how those complaints can often be mitigated. Here’s the only … Continue reading
Posted in Data Science, R
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Forrester’s 2017 Take on Tools for Data Science
In my ongoing quest to track The Popularity of Data Science Software, I’ve updated the discussion of the annual report from Forrester, which I repeat here to save you from having to read through the entire document. If your organization … Continue reading
Posted in Analytics, Data Science, R, SAS, SPSS
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Jobs for “Data Science” Up 7fold, for “Statistician” Down by Half
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that jobs for statisticians will grow by 34% between 2014 and 2024. However, according to the nation’s largest job web site, the number of companies looking for “statisticians” is actually in sharp decline. Those … Continue reading
Posted in Analytics, Data Science, R, SAS, Statistics, Uncategorized
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Data Science Job Report 2017: R Passes SAS, But Python Leaves Them Both Behind
I’ve just updated another section of The Popularity of Data Science Software. It is reproduced below to save you the trouble of reading the entire article. If your organization is looking for training in the R language, you might consider my … Continue reading
Posted in Analytics, Data Science, R, SAS, SPSS, Statistics, Uncategorized
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Gartner’s 2017 Take on Data Science Software
In my ongoing quest to track The Popularity of Data Analysis Software, I’ve finally decided to change the title to use the newer term “data science”. The 2017 version of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Data Science Platforms was just published, … Continue reading
Posted in Analytics, Data Science, R, SAS, SPSS, Uncategorized
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Knoxville, TN: R for Text Analysis Workshop
The Knoxville R Users Group is presenting a workshop on text analysis using R by Bob Muenchen. The workshop is free and open to the public. You can join the group at https://www.meetup.com/KnoxvilleRUsersGroup. A description of the workshop follows. R for … Continue reading
Posted in Analytics, Data Science, R, Statistics, Text Analysis, Uncategorized
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R Passes SAS in Scholarly Use (finally)
Way back in 2012 I published a forecast that showed that the use of R for scholarly publications would likely pass the use of SAS in 2015. But I didn’t believe the forecast since I expected the sharp decline in SAS … Continue reading
Posted in Analytics, Data Science, R, SAS, SPSS, Stata, Statistics, Uncategorized
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Rexer Data Science Survey: Satisfaction Results
by Bob Muenchen I previously reported on the initial results of Rexer Analytics’ 2015 survey of data science tools here. More results are now available, and the comprehensive report should be released soon. One of the more interesting questions on the survey … Continue reading
Posted in Analytics, Data Science, R, SAS, SPSS, Statistics, Uncategorized
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R Training at Nicholls State University
I’ll be presenting two workshops backtoback at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux Louisiana June 1416. The first workshop will cover a broad range of R topics. Each topic will include a brief comparison to how R differs from the popular … Continue reading
Posted in Analytics, Data Mangement, Data Science, R, Uncategorized
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R’s Growth Continues to Accelerate
Each year I update the growth in R’s capability on The Popularity of Data Analysis Software. And each year, I think R’s incredible rate of growth will finally slow down. Below is a graph of the latest data, and as … Continue reading
Posted in Analytics, Data Science, R, SAS, Uncategorized
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