Software tools for data analysis – an overview

Discussions on various software tools (C, C++, Perl, Python, Unix shell, R, Matlab, SAS, SPSS, Excel, databases, Hadoop etc.) used in data analysis. Szilard Pafka (founder and co-organizer of the Los Angeles R users group) presents an overview and discusses the survey results regarding their usage by the members of the Los Angeles R users group. A plan for possible talks in the future (at LA RUG meetings) with more details on some of these tools and how they can be used with R is also discussed.

(Also have a look at the discussions on the same topic here: Comparison of data analysis packages: R, Matlab, SciPy, Excel, SAS, SPSS, Stata.)

Databases (SQL, noSQL); Interfacing R with Excel

Los Angeles R users group Dec. 14 2010 meeting (see meetup info here):

1. A SQL primer for R users – Neal Fultz

2. R Database Access – Shrikrishna Bhogaonker

3. NoSQL data stores – Scott Gonyea

4. Interfacing R with Excel – Eric Kostello

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