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Date:         Tue, 22 Jun 2010 09:24:15 -0400
Reply-To:     "Muenchen, Robert A (Bob)" <muenchen@UTK.EDU>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         "Muenchen, Robert A (Bob)" <muenchen@UTK.EDU>
Subject:      Re: Popularity of R, SAS, SPSS, Stata...
Comments: To: "John(Jiangtang) Hu" <jiangtanghu@GMAIL.COM>
In-Reply-To:  <AANLkTilutrB6XBHP11mWWZAHdiU4oPCZytCwoMzg2b5T@mail.gmail.com>
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I mentioned the Tiobe Index on http://r4stats.com/popularity, but you make a good point: why not mention the details as you did? I've made that change and added you to the acknowledgements. Thanks for the suggestion! You also make me wonder (yet again) about using "Analytical Software" in the title. I wanted something broader than "Statistical" and contemplated "Data Analysis Software" before choosing that. Your mention of MATLAB, Maple and Mathematica make me wonder about again as they are obviously analytical but not the focus of that web page.

Thanks, Bob

>-----Original Message----- >From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto:SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of >John(Jiangtang) Hu >Sent: Monday, June 21, 2010 10:44 AM >To: SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU >Subject: Re: Popularity of R, SAS, SPSS, Stata... > >Interesting post. For the popularity of programming languages(including >statistical packages), TIOBE Programming Community Index would be >informative(updated:* *June 2010): > >http://www.tiobe.com/index.php/content/paperinfo/tpci/index.html > >In Index(June 2010), SAS is #1 among statistical packages (rank 14/100 >among >all programming languages. C/C++/Java are in Top 3 ). Others: > >Matlab: 18/100 > >Fortran: 31/100 > >Maple, Mathematica, R, SPSS: in [#51 to #100] for their differences are >> relatively small. > > >This Index counts the hits of the most popular search engines(Google, >MSN, >Yahoo!, Wikipedia and YouTube) with the query +"<language> >programming". > >--------- >John(Jiangtang) HU >jiangtanghu@gmail.com >+86 138-1171-7765 >http://www.jiangtanghu.com/ > > >On Sun, Jun 20, 2010 at 9:31 PM, Muenchen, Robert A (Bob) ><muenchen@utk.edu>wrote: > >> Hi All, >> >> I've been fiddling around with various ways to estimate the popularity >> of R, SAS, SPSS, Stata, JMP, Minitab, Statistica, Systat, BMDP, S- >PLUS, >> R-PLUS and Revolution R. It's not an easy task. You can see what I've >> come up with so far at http://r4stats.com/popularity . I'm sure people >> will have plenty of ideas on how to improve this, so please let me >know >> what you think. >> >> Cheers, >> Bob >> >> ========================================================= >> Bob Muenchen (pronounced Min'-chen), Manager >> Research Computing Support >> Voice: (865) 974-5230 >> Email: muenchen@utk.edu >> Web: http://oit.utk.edu/research, >> News: http://oit.utk.edu/research/news.php >> Feedback: http://oit.utk.edu/feedback/ >> ========================================================= >>


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