Tag Archives: Statistics

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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