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The statistical analytics market is heating up. Evidence-based management, competing on analytics and the science of business are among the main drivers of a surge in demand for predictive models. There are at least two dozen credible products in the space currently, each with different emphases and strengths. Some products revolve on languages, while others have strong GUI's and APIs. Traditional proprietary offerings compete with new open source entrants. Several platforms focus on mainstream statistics while others obsess on newer data mining and machine learning techniques. A few offer the powerful combination of data management, programming, reporting, statistical and graphics capabilities.

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Comments (5)
Steve, I've enjoyed many of your articles over the years, but this is the best one yet! ;-)

Bob Muenchen http://r4stats.com

Posted by BOB M | Tuesday, June 15 2010 at 5:16PM ET
Steve, very nice article !
Posted by Subrahmanyam K | Wednesday, June 16 2010 at 4:28PM ET
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