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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
21 Comments
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
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
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
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
37 Comments
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
3 Comments
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
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
27 Comments
SAS, SPSS, Stata Users: Learn R from Home April 21
Has learning R been driving you a bit crazy? If so, it may be that you’re “lost in translation.” On April 21 and 23, I’ll be teaching a webinar, R for SAS, SPSS and Stata Users. With each R concept, … Continue reading
Posted in Analytics, R, SAS, SPSS, Stata, Statistics
2 Comments
Analytics Software Popularity Update: Counting Blogs, Simplifying Job Searches
My latest update to The Popularity of Data Analysis Software is an attempt to use blog counts to estimate the popularity of analytics software. While I was able to greatly broaden the coverage of packages when studying job data, I … Continue reading
Posted in Analytics, R, SAS, Stata, Statistics
3 Comments