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 »