This article shows you how to enter data so that you can easily open in statistics packages such as R, SAS, SPSS, or jamovi (code or GUI steps below). Excel has some statistical analysis capabilities, but they often provide incorrect answers. For … Continue reading →

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I’ve just updated The Popularity of Data Science Software to reflect my take on Gartner’s 2018 report, Magic Quadrant for Data Science and Machine Learning Platforms. To save you the trouble of digging though all 40+ pages of my report, … Continue reading →

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jamovi is software that aims to simplify two aspects of using R. It offers a point-and-click graphical user interface (GUI). It also provides functions that combines the capabilities of many others, bringing a more SPSS- or SAS-like method of programming … Continue reading →

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A previous entry (http://sas-and-r.blogspot.com/2017/07/options-for-teaching-r-to-beginners.html) describes an approach to teaching graphics in R that also “get students doing powerful things quickly”, as David Robinson suggested.

In this guest blog entry, Randall Pruim offers an alternative way based on a different formula interface. Here's Randall:

For a number of years I and...

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Below is the latest update to The Popularity of Data Science Software. It contains an analysis of the tools used in the most recent complete year of scholarly articles. The section is also integrated into the main paper itself. New … Continue reading →

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What tools do we use most for data science, machine learning, or analytics? Python, R, SAS, KNIME, RapidMiner,…? How do we use them? We are about to find out as the two most popular surveys on data science tools have … Continue reading →

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In my ongoing quest to track The Popularity of Data Science Software, I’ve updated the discussion of the annual report from Forrester, which I repeat here to save you from having to read through the entire document. If your organization … Continue reading →

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that jobs for statisticians will grow by 34% between 2014 and 2024. However, according to the nation’s largest job web site, the number of companies looking for “statisticians” is actually in sharp decline. Those … Continue reading →

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