Participate in the 2015 Rexer Data Mining Survey

March 25, 2015

(This article was first published on Revolutions, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

Since 2007, Karl Rexer has been collecting data on the tools, skills and practices of statisticians and data miners. Over the years, his semi-annual Data Miner Survey has expanded in scope, and now includes research on the topics of data science, big data, and analytics applications on business. Unlike research conducted by big-name analyst firms, Karl shares the results of his surveys with everybody. You can read our review of the results of the 2013 Data Miner Survey here, which among many other things showed the rapid growth of R:


The 2015 Data Mining includes several new questions this year. In addition to being able to share your preferred tools and analytical methods, you’ll also be able to rank the key skills of a data scientist, and even the preferred titles used by today’s data professionals.

To be heard in this year’s survey, follow the link below and use code AL79R5 . Survey results will be unveiled in late September at the 2015 Boston Predictive Analytics World event.

Rexer Analytics: Data Miner Survey 2015


Editor’s correction: One small thing:  It is not just Karl doing this survey work — Two of his Senior Consultants, Paul Gearan and Heather Allen have been working with him to conduct and analyze these surveys since 2007.


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