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A Comparative Review of the BlueSky Statistics GUI for R

June 21, 2018
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A Comparative Review of the BlueSky Statistics GUI for R

Introduction BlueSky Statistics’ desktop version is a free and open source graphical user interface for the R software that focuses on beginners looking to point-and-click their way through analyses.  A commercial version is also available which includes technical support and a … Continue reading →

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A Comparative Review of the Deducer GUI for R

June 14, 2018
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A Comparative Review of the Deducer GUI for R

Introduction Deducer is a free and open source Graphical User Interface for the R software, one that provides beginners a way to point-and-click their way through analyses. It also integrates into an environment designed to help programmers be more productive. … Continue reading →

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The Popularity of Point-and-Click GUIs for R

June 12, 2018
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The Popularity of Point-and-Click GUIs for R

  Point-and-click graphical user interfaces (GUIs) for R allow people to analyze data using the R software, without having to learn how to program in the R language. This is a brief look at how popular each one is. Knowing … Continue reading →

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A Comparative Review of the RKWard GUI for R

May 24, 2018
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A Comparative Review of the RKWard GUI for R

Introduction RKWard is a free and open source Graphical User Interface for the R software, one that supports beginners looking to point-and-click their way through analyses, as well as advanced programmers. You can think of it as a blend of … Continue reading →

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A Review of Qualtrics, QuestionPro, REDCap, SurveyGizmo, & SurveyMonkey

April 18, 2018
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A Review of Qualtrics, QuestionPro, REDCap, SurveyGizmo, & SurveyMonkey

 Introduction Web-based surveys offer a quick and effective way to collect data. Several companies sell software-as-a-service which makes the construction of surveys quite easy using only a web browser. At the University of Tennessee, we currently have a system-wide site … Continue reading →

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Using Excel for Data Entry

March 28, 2018
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This article shows you how to enter data so that you can easily open in statistics packages such as R, SAS, SPSS, or jamovi (code or GUI steps below). Excel has some statistical analysis capabilities, but they often provide incorrect answers. For … Continue reading →

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Gartner’s 2018 Take on Data Science Tools

February 26, 2018
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Gartner’s 2018 Take on Data Science Tools

I’ve just updated The Popularity of Data Science Software to reflect my take on Gartner’s 2018 report, Magic Quadrant for Data Science and Machine Learning Platforms. To save you the trouble of digging though all 40+ pages of my report, … Continue reading →

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jamovi for R: Easy but Controversial

February 14, 2018
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jamovi for R: Easy but Controversial

jamovi is software that aims to simplify two aspects of using R. It offers a point-and-click graphical user interface (GUI). It also provides functions that combines the capabilities of many others, bringing a more SPSS- or SAS-like method of programming … Continue reading →

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Data Science Tool Market Share Leading Indicator: Scholarly Articles

June 19, 2017
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Data Science Tool Market Share Leading Indicator: Scholarly Articles

Below is the latest update to The Popularity of Data Science Software. It contains an analysis of the tools used in the most recent complete year of scholarly articles. The section is also integrated into the main paper itself. New … Continue reading →

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Dueling Data Science Surveys: KDnuggets & Rexer Go Live

May 16, 2017
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What tools do we use most for data science, machine learning, or analytics? Python, R, SAS, KNIME, RapidMiner,…? How do we use them? We are about to find out as the two most popular surveys on data science tools have … Continue reading →

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