March 28, 2011

The Popularity of Data Analysis Software: R vs SAS vs SPSS

As posted on KDDnuggets. A paper written by Robert A. Muenchen.

Among more interesting observations

  • R has the largest number of email discussions (by 2-to-1 margin), followed by Stata and SAS
  • the number of R packages published on CRAN continues to grow exponentially
  • R is leading in blogs (170), with only 31 blogs for 2nd place SAS
  • However, jobs mentioned SAS and SPSS have a big lead over jobs mentioning R


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