TULSA, OK, USA [June 6, 2013] The 14th annual KDnuggets™ Software Poll, conducted in May, attracted record participation of 1,880 internet voters, more than doubling the previous year's numbers. KDnuggets.com is a data mining portal and newsletter publisher for the data mining community with more than 30,000 subscribers across multiple social media channels.
The poll asked: What Analytics, Data Mining, or Big Data software have you used in the past 12 months for a real project (not just evaluation)? Email verification was used to ensure one vote per respondent.
As expected, free software (e.g., R or Rapid Miner) and general numerical/computational tools (e.g., Excel) were selected by the highest number of participants. But, once again, StatSoft’s STATISTICA ranked highly among the top tier of commercial general statistical analysis and BI packages, while scoring top usage among commercial dedicated data mining applications, as shown in summary charts here.
Commercial General Statistics & BI Packages
Commercial Dedicated Data Mining Applications
Additionally, 45.9% of StatSoft software users identified STATISTICA as their ONLY data mining / analytics tool used during the past year, reflecting the comprehensiveness of STATISTICA's capabilities when applied to real-world projects.
Complete poll results and analysis can be found at KDnuggets.com.