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.