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Analytics Software Popularity Update: Counting Blogs, Simplifying Job Searches

March 6, 2014
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Analytics Software Popularity Update: Counting Blogs, Simplifying Job Searches

My latest update to The Popularity of Data Analysis Software is an attempt to use blog counts to estimate the popularity of analytics software. While I was able to greatly broaden the coverage of packages when studying job data, I … Continue reading →

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Job Trends in the Analytics Market: New, Improved, now Fortified with C, Java, MATLAB, Python, Julia and Many More!

February 24, 2014
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Job Trends in the Analytics Market: New, Improved, now Fortified with C, Java, MATLAB, Python, Julia and Many More!

I’m expanding the coverage of my article, The Popularity of Data Analysis Software. This is the first installment, which includes a new opening and a greatly expanded analysis of the analytics job market. Here it is, from the abstract onward … Continue reading →

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Learn R and/or Data Management from Home January or April

December 11, 2013
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Learn R and/or Data Management from Home January or April

If you want to learn R, or improve your current R skills, join me for two workshops that I’m offering through Revolution Analytics in January and April. If you already know another analytics package, the workshop, Intro to R for … Continue reading →

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Knoxville R User’s Group Meeting November 1

October 22, 2013
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Knoxville R User’s Group Meeting November 1

The next meeting of the Knoxville R User’s Group will consist of four 20-minute talks followed by an open planning session. It will take place on Friday, November 1, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at The University of Tennessee, … Continue reading →

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What R Has Been Missing

October 17, 2013
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What R Has Been Missing

While R has more methods than any other analytics software, it has been missing a crucial feature found in most other packages. SPSS Modeler had it first, way back when they still called it Clementine. Then SAS Institute realized how crucial … Continue reading →

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Learn R and/or Data Management from Home October 7-11

September 11, 2013
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Learn R and/or Data Management from Home October 7-11

If you want to learn R, or improve your current R skills, join me for two workshops that I’m offering through Revolution Analytics in October. If you already know another analytics package, the workshop, Intro to R for SAS, SPSS … Continue reading →

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Trends in the Analytics Job Market

August 7, 2013
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Trends in the Analytics Job Market

Tracking the job market for statistics, analytics, data mining and the like used to be a major undertaking. However, on November 10, 2011 the world’s largest web site for job postings, Indeed.com, released a tool that allows you to examine trends … Continue reading →

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Webinar: Managing Data with R

June 4, 2013
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Webinar: Managing Data with R

Before you can analyze data, it must be in the right form. Join Revolution Analytics and me this June 21st for a 4-hour webinar that shows how to perform the most commonly used data management tasks in R. We will work through … Continue reading →

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SAS Dominates Analytics Job Market; R up 42%

May 29, 2013
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SAS Dominates Analytics Job Market; R up 42%

I’m continuing to gather and analyze data to update The Popularity of Data Analysis Software. In this installment I cover the latest employment figures. Employment is important to us all, so what software skills are employers seeking? A thorough answer … Continue reading →

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Forecast Update: Will 2014 be the Beginning of the End for SAS and SPSS?

May 14, 2013
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Forecast Update: Will 2014 be the Beginning of the End for SAS and SPSS?

I recently updated my plots of the data analysis tools used in academia in my ongoing article, The Popularity of Data Analysis Software. I repeat those here and update my previous forecast of data analysis software usage. Learning to use … Continue reading →

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