16th annual KDnuggets Software Poll continued to get huge attention from analytics and data mining community and vendors, attracting about 2,800 voters, who chose from a record number of 93 different tools.
What seems a rather disquieting sampling error-
RapidMiner remains the most popular suite for data mining/data science, but it got fewer votes than last year
The top 10 tools by share of users were
R, 46.9% share ( 38.5% in 2014)
RapidMiner, 31.5% ( 44.2% in 2014)
SQL, 30.9% ( 25.3% in 2014)
Python, 30.3% ( 19.5% in 2014)
Excel, 22.9% ( 25.8% in 2014)
KNIME, 20.0% ( 15.0% in 2014)
Hadoop, 18.4% ( 12.7% in 2014)
Tableau, 12.4% ( 9.1% in 2014)
SAS, 11.3 (10.9% in 2014)
I really dont think Rapid Miner has three times SAS users. I have no doubts on the credibility of the poll but there seems either sampling bias or something plain wrong here
and 44.2 % of users used Rapid Miner last year ( I dont think one in two data miners uses Rapid Miner)
So there is some error here- or maybe different ways of counting a user or not!!