2018 SAS, R, or Python Survey Results: Which do Data Scientists & Analytics Pros Prefer?

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Learn more about some of the other SAS vs. R vs. Python trends we’ve observed over the past five years in our 14-minute video on our extended analysis! For the past five years we’ve been surveying our network of data scientists and analytics professionals to determine which tool they prefer to use – SAS, R,… Read more »

SAS, R, or Python Survey 2016: Which Tool Do Analytics Pros Prefer?

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The results of our 2018 SAS, R, or Python survey have been released! Click here to see our latest analysis. For many quantitative business professionals, the debate around analytics tools has been known to rival the enthusiasm of political conversations at Thanksgiving dinner. Over the past two years we’ve sent out an immensely popular SAS… Read more »

2015 SAS vs. R Survey Results

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The results of our 2018 SAS, R, or Python survey have been released! Click here to see our latest analysis.   The topic of SAS vs. R is hotly-debated everywhere, from Reddit forums to LinkedIn groups to around the water cooler with your data analytics team, with no clear consensus. So, last year, Burtch Works… Read more »

Job Market Explodes For Quantitative Students

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With the market for quantitative candidates continuing to gain momentum, Burtch Works spoke with Jennifer Priestley, Professor of Statistics and Data Science at Kennesaw State University – and friend of Burtch Works – about the job market for quantitative students, the  beginnings of her MS in Applied Statistics program, and her thoughts on SAS vs…. Read more »

The Deeper Dive: SAS vs. R

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The results of our 2018 SAS, R, or Python survey have been released! Click here to see our latest analysis.   Last month I conducted a quick “flash survey” of my network to quantify the preferences of the Burtch Works network, and asked: Which do you prefer to use, R or SAS? I posted the… Read more »

The Great Debate: SAS vs. R

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The results of our 2018 SAS, R, or Python survey have been released! Click here to see our latest analysis.    I’ve been recruiting analytics talent for over 30 years, and now over the past few years I have watched open source R seemingly catapult to popularity alongside the proprietary standby SAS. Despite hearing more… Read more »

Kicking SAS?

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Kicking SAS? Not if James Goodnight, statistician and CEO of the SAS Institute, has any say in the matter. Recently, the New York Times reported that the venerable software giant that created the statistical tool of choice for countless business statisticians for over three decades is under siege. New competition is threatening SAS’s longstanding, comfortable… Read more »

R, the Magic Language!

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As I have reported previously, the use of R as the statistical tool of choice has grown dramatically in the past couple of years. The program is free and is in an open-source format allowing users to modify the tool specifically to their situation. In case you missed it, the New York Times had an… Read more »