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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
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I’ve Been Replaced by an Analytics Robot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
Posted in R, Uncategorized
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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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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 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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Knoxville R Users’ Group Meets September 3rd
The Knoxville R Users Group (KRUG) is hosting a brown bag viewing of RStudio’s webinar “Interactive Reporting” at 11am, Weds 3Sept2014 in 427 Hesler on the UTK campus “Hill” . Per RStudio.net, data scientist Garrett Grolemund and software engineer Joe … Continue reading
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r4stats.com 2013 in review
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 150,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at … Continue reading
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Job Trends in the Analytics Market: New, Improved, now Fortified with C, Java, MATLAB, Python, Julia and Many More!
I’m expanding the coverage of my article, The Popularity of Data Analysis Software. This is the first installment, which includes a new opening and a greatly expanded analysis of the analytics job market. Here it is, from the abstract onward … Continue reading
Posted in Analytics, R, SAS, SPSS, Stata, Statistics, Uncategorized
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Knoxville R User’s Group Meeting November 1
The next meeting of the Knoxville R User’s Group will consist of four 20minute talks followed by an open planning session. It will take place on Friday, November 1, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at The University of Tennessee, … Continue reading
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