Poll: Half of SAS users considering a switch

August 27, 2010

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

A recent poll of KD Nuggets readers suggests that of those using SAS today, almost half (49.6%) are considering switching to a different system for statistical analysis.

The poll was prompted by the recent high court decision in the UK, that affirmed that "WPS is lawful clone of SAS system" (as stated in a WPS press release). The exact poll question was, "Are you a current SAS user and are you considering a switch, in light of a recent WPS court victory vs SAS?". The poll also allowed respondents to indicate one or more solutions they're considering switching to, with the following responses:

  • 58.6% to WPS
  • 32.8% to R
  • 27.6% to other systems

KD Nuggets Polls: Switching from SAS to WPS, R, …

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