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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
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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
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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
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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
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I’ve Been Replaced by an Analytics Robot
It was only a few years ago when the N.Y. Times declared my job “sexy”. My old job title of statistician had sounded dull and stodgy, but then it became filled with exciting jargon: I’m a data scientist doing predictive analytics with … Continue reading
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r4stats.com 2014 in review
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 260,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at … Continue reading
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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
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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
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R Workshops Updated to Include the Latest Packages
Two new R packages are quickly becoming standards in the R community: Hadley Wickham’s dplyr and tidyr. The dplyr package almost completely replaces his popular plyr package for data manipulation. Most importantly for general R use, it makes it much easier … Continue reading
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