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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
18 Comments
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’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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Advanced Analytics Software’s Most Important Feature? Gartner Says it’s VCF
The IT research firm, Gartner, Inc. has released its February 2016 report, Magic Quadrant for Advanced Analytics Platforms. The report’s main graph shows the completeness of each company’s vision plotted against its ability to achieve that vision (Figure 1.) I … Continue reading
Posted in Analytics, R, SAS, SPSS, Statistics, Uncategorized
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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
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
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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