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Data Science Tool Market Share Leading Indicator: Scholarly Articles
Below is the latest update to The Popularity of Data Science Software. It contains an analysis of the tools used in the most recent complete year of scholarly articles. The section is also integrated into the main paper itself. New … Continue reading
Posted in Analytics, Data Science, Python, R, SAS, SPSS, Stata, Statistics, Uncategorized
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Dueling Data Science Surveys: KDnuggets & Rexer Go Live
What tools do we use most for data science, machine learning, or analytics? Python, R, SAS, KNIME, RapidMiner,…? How do we use them? We are about to find out as the two most popular surveys on data science tools have … Continue reading
Posted in Data Science, Python, R, SAS, Statistics
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Keeping Up with Your Data Science Options
The field of data science is changing so rapidly that it’s quite hard to keep up with it all. When I first started tracking The Popularity of Data Science Software in 2010, I followed only ten packages, all of them classic … Continue reading
Posted in Analytics, Data Science, Python, R, Statistics, Uncategorized
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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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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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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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Business Intelligence and Data Science Groups in East Tennessee
The Knoxville area has four groups that help people learn about business intelligence and data science. The Knoxville R Users Group (KRUG) focuses on the free and open source R language. Each meeting begins with a bit of socializing followed … Continue reading
Posted in Analytics, R, Statistics, Uncategorized
Tagged Business Intelligence, Data Science
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