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

From: Muenchen, Robert A (Bob) <muenchen_at_utk.edu>
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2010 16:06:50 -0400

>-----Original Message-----
>From: r-help-bounces_at_r-project.org
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>On Behalf Of Muenchen, Robert A (Bob)
>Sent: Friday, June 25, 2010 3:08 PM
>To: Joris Meys; Dario Solari
>Cc: r-help_at_r-project.org
>Subject: Re: [R] Popularity of R, SAS, SPSS, Stata...
>
>I had taken the opposite tack with Google Trends by subtracting
keywords
>like:
>SAS -shoes -airlines -sonar...
>but never got as good results as that beautiful "X code for" search.
>When you see the end-of-semester panic bumps in traffic, you know
you're
>nailing it!

I have to eat those words already. The "R code for" search that showed a peak every December did not have quotes around it, so it was searching for those three words not the complete phrase. When you add the quotes, the peaks vanish.

Once you go the phrase route, you gain precision but end up with zero counts on various phrases. I avoided that by combining them with "+" to get enough to plot. The resulting graph shows SAS dominant until mid-2006 when SPSS takes the top position, followed by R, SAS, Stata in order:

http://www.google.com/insights/search/#q=%22r%20code%20for%22%2B%22r%20m anual%22%2B%22r%20tutorial%22%2B%22r%20graph%22%2C%22sas%20code%20for%22 %2B%22sas%20manual%22%2B%22sas%20tutorial%22%2B%22sas%20graph%22%2C%22sp

ss%20code%20for%22%2B%22spss%20manual%22%2B%22spss%20tutorial%22%2B%22sp
ss%20graph%22%2C%22stata%20code%20for%22%2B%22stata%20manual%22%2B%22sta
ta%20tutorial%22%2B%22stata%20graph%22%2C%22s-plus%20code%20for%22%2B%22
s-plus%20manual%22%2Bs-plus%20tutorial%22%2B%22s-plus%20graph%22&cmpt=q

This might be a good one to add to http://r4stats.com/popularity

Bob

>
>I see that there's a car, the R Code Mustang, that adding "for" gets
rid
>of.
>
>Thanks for getting me back on a topic that I had given up on!
>
>Bob
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: r-help-bounces_at_r-project.org
>[mailto:r-help-bounces_at_r-project.org]
>>On Behalf Of Joris Meys
>>Sent: Thursday, June 24, 2010 7:56 PM
>>To: Dario Solari
>>Cc: r-help_at_r-project.org
>>Subject: Re: [R] Popularity of R, SAS, SPSS, Stata...
>>
>>Nice idea, but quite sensitive to search terms, if you compare your
>>result on "... code" with "... code for":
>>http://www.google.com/insights/search/#q=r%20code%20for%2Csas%20code%2
0
>f
>>or%2Cspss%20code%20for&cmpt=q
>>
>>On Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 10:48 PM, Dario Solari
<dario.solari_at_gmail.com>
>>wrote:
>>> First: excuse for my english
>>>
>>> My opinion: a useful font for measuring "popoularity" can be Google
>>> Insights for Search - http://www.google.com/insights/search/#
>>>
>>> Every person using a software like R, SAS, SPSS needs first to learn
>>> it. So probably he make a web-search for a manual, a tutorial, a
>>> guide. One can measure the share of this kind of serach query.
>>> This kind of results can be useful to determine trends of
>>> "popularity".
>>>
>>> Example 1: "R tutorial/manual/guide", "SAS tutorial/manual/guide",
>>> "SPSS tutorial/manual/guide"
>>>
>>http://www.google.com/insights/search/#q=%22r%20tutorial%22%2B%22r%20m
a
>n
>>ual%22%2B%22r%20guide%22%2B%22r%20vignette%22%2C%22spss%20tutorial%22%
2
>B
>>%22spss%20manual%22%2B%22spss%20guide%22%2C%22sas%20tutorial%22%2B%22s
a
>s
>>%20manual%22%2B%22sas%20guide%22&cmpt=q
>>>
>>> Example 2: "R software", "SAS software", "SPSS software"
>>>
>>http://www.google.com/insights/search/#q=%22r%20software%22%2C%22spss%
2
>0
>>software%22%2C%22sas%20software%22&cmpt=q
>>>
>>> Example 3: "R code", "SAS code", "SPSS code"
>>>
>>http://www.google.com/insights/search/#q=%22r%20code%22%2C%22spss%20co
d
>e
>>%22%2C%22sas%20code%22&cmpt=q
>>>
>>> Example 4: "R graph", "SAS graph", "SPSS graph"
>>>
>>http://www.google.com/insights/search/#q=%22r%20graph%22%2C%22spss%20g
r
>a
>>ph%22%2C%22sas%20graph%22&cmpt=q
>>>
>>> Example 5: "R regression", "SAS regression", "SPSS regression"
>>>
>>http://www.google.com/insights/search/#q=%22r%20regression%22%2C%22sps
s
>%
>>20regression%22%2C%22sas%20regression%22&cmpt=q
>>>
>>> Some example are cross-software (learning needs - Example1), other
>can
>>> be biased by the tarditional use of that software (in SPSS usually
>you
>>> don't manipulate graph, i think)
>>>
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>>
>>--
>>Joris Meys
>>Statistical consultant
>>
>>Ghent University
>>Faculty of Bioscience Engineering
>>Department of Applied mathematics, biometrics and process control
>>
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