Re: [R] Popularity of R, SAS, SPSS, Stata...

From: Allan Engelhardt <allane_at_cybaea.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2010 08:18:37 +0100

Nice work. I'm interested in trends more than absolutes. Is there any way you could track the number of citations to the R package? E.g.

http://scholar.google.co.uk/scholar?as_q=&as_epq=R%3A+A+Language+and+Environment+for+Statistical+Computing

except I think there are better citation indexes available (it has been too long since I worked in academia but someone here will know what they are).

I guess you won't get quite the same for the commercial tools, though "SAS Institute" and similar searches will give some results.

Double points if your citation database has a classification of the papers so we could see R usage trends in physics, biology, social sciences, .... :-)

Allan

On 20/06/10 14:31, Muenchen, Robert A (Bob) 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
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