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Rexer Analytics Survey Results
Rexer Analytics has released preliminary results showing the usage of various data science tools. I’ve added the results to my continuouslyupdated article, The Popularity of Data Analysis Software. For your convenience, the new section is repeated below. Surveys of Use One … Continue reading
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
Forecast Update: Will 2014 be the Beginning of the End for SAS and SPSS?
[Since this was originally published in 2013, I’ve collected new data that renders this article obsolete. You can always see the most recent data here. Bob Muenchen] I recently updated my plots of the data analysis tools used in academia … Continue reading
Posted in Analytics, R, SAS, SPSS, Statistics
Tagged Analytics, RProject, SAS, SPSS, Statistics
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Why R is Hard to Learn
[An updated version of this article is here] The open source R software for analytics has a reputation for being hard to learn. It certainly can be, especially for people who are already familiar with similar packages such as SAS, … Continue reading
Posted in Analytics, R, SAS, SPSS, Statistics
Tagged Analytics, R, SAS, SPSS, Stata, Statistics
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Will 2015 be the Beginning of the End for SAS and SPSS?
[Since this was originally published in 2012, I’ve collected new data that renders this article obsolete. You can always see the most recent data here. Bob Muenchen] Learning to use a data analysis tool well takes significant effort, so people … Continue reading
Posted in Analytics, R, SAS, SPSS, Statistics
Tagged Analytics, RProject, SAS, SPSS, Statistics
91 Comments