"Nice post. I think this is also related to new trends in doing science these days. I see more cross-disiplinary and results-oriented thinking. E.g., it's not unusual for a young person working in biological research to look…"
"Good point about the Health Care and Tax sectors being tighter in their data restrictions and being less likely to hire outside consultants. I generally agree, but in some situations outside staff are still used -- for one of our consulting gigs we…"
"Yes, we see an explosion of interest in advanced analytics. We see it in the companies that contact us for analytic consulting (www.RexerAnalytics.com), and we also see it in our annual survey of data miners. The challenging economic environment is…"
"A couple quick points:
Do a quick google search on "Gains table", "Gains chart", and "lift chart" and you'll find some good info about comparing how good various models are. E.g., here is one link for…"
"I like the ideas of regional breakdowns and seeing how the larger member group wold respond. Great ideas.
Yes, I agree with you, our Rexer Analytics Data Miner Survey sample is probably somewhat different. I agree with the sample characteristics…"
"I like polls, Vincent, but I'm sorry to say that I think there's been a mistake.
When I follow your link, the top 10 items I see in the KDnuggets poll are:
- 38% - Rapidminer
- 30% - R
- 24% - Excel
- 19% - KNIME
- 18% - Your own code
"How were the 8 named tools selected to be the response items in this poll? It seems odd to me that some of the tools that rank highest in other polls and surveys are not listed by name here (e.g., SPSS, SAS, Weka, and Clementine/Modeler).…"
"Oracle Data Mining (ODM) can handle huge datasets. It can be run on a variety of hardware, or on the Amazon cloud. There are no memory limits. ODM is just an option on the database (and is often installed by default). It has 12 data mining…"