R is reported as being used by about half of all data miners in the 2011 Data Miners Survey

July 27, 2012
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(This article was first published on blog.RDataMining.com, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

by Yanchang Zhao, RDataMining.com

R is reported as now being used by close to half of all data miners (47%) in the 2011 Data Miners Survey by Rexer Analytics.

Below is picked up from the survey highlights regarding data mining tools.

“TOOLS:  R continued its rise this year and is now being used by close to half
of all data miners (47%).  R users report preferring it for being free, open
source, and having a wide variety of algorithms.  Many people also cited R’s
flexibility and the strength of the user community.  In the 2011 survey we
asked R users to tell us more about their use of R.  Read the R user
comments about why these use R (pros), the cons of using R, why they select
their R interface, and how they use R in conjuction with other tools.
STATISTICA is selected as the primary data mining tool by the most data
miners (17%).  Data miners report using an average of 4 software tools
overall.  STATISTICA, KNIME, Rapid Miner and Salford Systems received the
strongest satisfaction ratings in 2011.”

See the survey highlights at http://www.rexeranalytics.com/Data-Miner-Survey-Results-2011.html.

Some insights from R users can be found at http://www.rexeranalytics.com/DMSurvey2011_R-Comments.html.


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