The results of the 2013 KDNuggets software poll are in, with RapidMiner and R in a near-tie for first place. Of a record 1880 respondents, 737 reported using Rapid-I RapidMiner/RapidAnalytics, and 704 reported using R. Excel came in third: with 527 respondents, it was the lone commercial tool in the top 5. You can see the top 10 responses in the table below.
Compared to 2012, the fastest growing software tools were Predixion and Revolution R Enterprise; those with the greatest declines were Orange and Statistica. Commercial market leader SAS declined from 12.7% of respondents to 10.7% in this latest poll.
You can find the complete results of the poll and further analysis from KDNuggets at the link below.