Inspired by the discussions on the same topic, Avram Aelony presented an overview of the issues and the Los Angeles R users group proceeded with further discussions.
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.)
Presented by Saptarshi Guha
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