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New Poll: Analytics, Data Mining, Data Science Software Used?


Please vote in our well-known annual KDnuggets Software Poll: What Analytics, Big Data, Data mining, Data Science software you used in the past 12 months for a real project?



By Gregory Piatetsky, May 20, 2014.

New KDnuggets Poll is asking:

What Analytics, Data Mining, Data Science software/tools you used in the past 12 months for a real project (not just evaluation)?

This poll is closed - here are poll results:
KDnuggets 15th Annual Software Poll: RapidMiner Continues To Lead

The Analytics/Data Mining/Data Science field is evolving (as evidenced by the changing names of the field), and growing (as indicated by the longest ever list of tools in this poll).

Word Cloud from KDnuggets page for Software Suites

With the lines dividing free vs paid software, desktop vs cloud tools, getting more blurred, and with packages getting increasingly more integrated, I combined different types of software into one list. However, I grouped the tools into several categories

- Big Vendors,
- Analytics Companies,
- Languages,
- Free tools,
- Hadoop-based
 
These categories are not perfect but are useful for post-poll analysis and visualization of interesting trends.

I have certainly missed some tools, so please mention your favorite tools in the comments.

This is usually a very popular poll (last year it attracted over 1,800 voters), and to prevent overly enthusiastic vendors from voting many times, the poll includes email verification.



For comparison, here are the results of past polls:


- KDnuggets 2013 Software Poll: RapidMiner and R vie for first place.
- KDnuggets 2012 Poll: Analytics, Data mining, Big Data software used
- KDnuggets 2011 Poll: Data Mining/Analytic Tools Used
- KDnuggets 2010 Poll: Data Mining / Analytic Tools Used