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Category Archives: SPSS
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
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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
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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
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Google Scholar Finds Far More SPSS Articles; Analytics Forecast Updated
Only last August I wrote that among scholars, the use of R had probably exceeded that of SPSS to become their most widely used software for analytics. That forecast was based on Google Scholar searches focused on one year at a … Continue reading
Posted in Analytics, R, SAS, SPSS, Stata, Statistics
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It’s Analytics Survey Time!
Every other year Rexer Analytics surveys Data Analysts, Predictive Modelers, Data Scientists, Data Miners, and all other types of analytic professionals, students, and academics regarding the software they use. I then update the main results in The Popularity of Data Analysis … Continue reading
Posted in Analytics, R, SAS, SPSS, Stata, Statistics
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SAS is #1…In Plans to Discontinue Use
I’ve been tracking The Popularity of Data Analysis Software for many years now, and a clear trend is the decline of the market share of the bigger analytics firms, notably SAS and SPSS. Many people have interpreted my comments as implying … Continue reading
Posted in Analytics, R, SAS, SPSS, Statistics, Uncategorized
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Learning R: Live Webinar, Interactive SelfPaced, or Site Visit?
My recent blog post, Why R is Hard to Learn, must have hit a nerve as it was read by over 6,000 people in its first two days online. If you’re using R to augment your work in SAS, SPSS … Continue reading
Updated: Why R is Hard to Learn
I’ve updated one of my most widely read blog posts, Why R is Hard to Learn. It focuses on the aspects of R which tend to trip up beginners. The new version is over twice as long as the original … Continue reading
Posted in R, SAS, SPSS, Statistics
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Adding the SPSS MEAN.n Function to R
SPSS contains a very useful set of functions that R lacks. If you’re lucky enough to have access to SPSS, you can use SPSS and R very well together. If not, it’s easy to add these functions to R. The … Continue reading
Posted in Analytics, Data Mangement, R, SPSS, Uncategorized
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R Passes SPSS in Scholarly Use, Stata Growing Rapidly
by Robert A. Muenchen [Since this was originally published in 2014, I’ve collected new data that renders this article obsolete. You can always see the most recent data here. Bob Muenchen] Here is my latest update to The Popularity of … Continue reading
Posted in Analytics, R, SAS, SPSS, Stata, Statistics
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