Title

Selection of Statistical Software for Solving Big Data Problems for Teaching

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-2017

Journal Title

Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods

Volume

16

Issue

1

Abstract

The need for analysts with expertise in big data software is becoming more apparent in 4 today’s society. Unfortunately, the demand for these analysts far exceeds the number 5 available. A potential way to combat this shortage is to identify the software sought by 6 employers and to align this with the software taught by universities. This paper will 7 examine multiple data analysis software – Excel add-ins, SPSS, SAS, Minitab, and R – and 8 it will outline the cost, training, statistical methods/tests/uses, and specific uses within 9 industry for each of these software. It will further explain implications for universities and 10 students (PDF)

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