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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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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Posted in SAS | Comments Off on Data Science Tool Market Share Leading Indicator: Scholarly Articles

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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I’ve just updated another section of The Popularity of Data Science Software. It is reproduced below to save you the trouble of reading the entire article. If your organization is looking for training in the R language, you might consider my … Continue reading →

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In my ongoing quest to track The Popularity of Data Analysis Software, I’ve finally decided to change the title to use the newer term “data science”. The 2017 version of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Data Science Platforms was just published, … Continue reading →

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Way back in 2012 I published a forecast that showed that the use of R for scholarly publications would likely pass the use of SAS in 2015. But I didn’t believe the forecast since I expected the sharp decline in SAS … Continue reading →

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by Bob Muenchen I previously reported on the initial results of Rexer Analytics’ 2015 survey of data science tools here. More results are now available, and the comprehensive report should be released soon. One of the more interesting questions on the survey … Continue reading →

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The IT research firm, Gartner, Inc. has released its February 2016 report, Magic Quadrant for Advanced Analytics Platforms. The report’s main graph shows the completeness of each company’s vision plotted against its ability to achieve that vision (Figure 1.) I … Continue reading →

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