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To provide a bit of perspective for how I see this issue, in a previous life I ran a company that was a long-time Microsoft Certified Partner firm. I lived and breathed Microsoft. I was an evangelist and generated a lot of revenue for the company over the years based on my product recommendations. It took an unfortunate policy change by Microsoft, to shed themselves of all smaller partners, to open my eyes and make me see the light. I now see Microsoft’s license model, as well as that of SAS, as a dinosaur of an age gone by. This is why I eagerly left the Microsoft BI solution-set behind in favor of R and other open source technologies. I won’t be going back. And this is the essence of the LinkedIn discussion where both factions argue strenuously for their position. I’ll give you a small sample of the highlights from the discussion here:

Let’s take a more detailed look at what the future may hold for R, SAS and SPSS Statistics. Here is the data from Google Scholar: R SAS SPSS Stata 1995 ...

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Forecast Update: Will 2014 be the Beginning of the End for SAS and SPSS? May 14, 2013 By Bob Muenchen (This article was first published on r4stats.com » R ...

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Will 2015 be the Beginning of the End for SAS and SPSS? May 15, 2012. By r4stats ... all scholarly use of it will stop in 2014 ...

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I think the analysis is both simplistic, and leaves out a very important competitor: Mathworks MATLAB. What SAS and SPSS as well as MATLAB bring are ...

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Will 2015 be the Beginning of the End for SAS and SPSS? ... years at which point it will level off at around 25,000 articles in 2014.This growth will ...

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Annotated dataset of tweets, for opinion retrieval in Twitter; Will 2014 be the beginning of the end for SAS and SPSS ? Poll Results: In the era of Big ...

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Will 2015 Be The Beginning Of The End For SAS And SPSS? ... April 2014 [1] December 2013 [3] March 2013 [3] October 2012 [3] October 2011 [1] February 2011 [2]

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... http://www.r-bloggers.com/forecast-update-will-2014-be-the-beginning-of-the-end-for-sas-and-spss/] ... Will 2014 be the Beginning of the End for SAS ...

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The SAS versus R Debate. ... Will 2014 be the Beginning of the End for SAS and SPSS?” and his recent update: ... SAS Achieves Record Revenue in 2014 ...

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