Tag Archives: Statistics

Gartner’s 2019 Take on Data Science Software

I’ve just updated The Popularity of Data Science Software to reflect my take on Gartner’s 2019 report, Magic Quadrant for Data Science and Machine Learning Platforms. To save you the trouble of digging through all 40+ pages of my report, here’s just the updated section: Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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