A couple of weeks ago I asked what you all use to analyze and visualize data. Here are the results.
As of writing this, there were 1,112 responses. Thanks for participating, everyone!
Microsoft Excel led the way, like you’d expect, with a 31% share. R was pretty close for a while, but fell behind with a 21% response. This is almost the same as the results from the same poll two years ago. There was a 30/20 split. The newcomer this time around was Tableau, which surprised me, coming up in third with a 6% share. I didn’t include Tableau in the previous poll, although a few people did mention it in the comments.
Finally, there was a wide variety of software mentioned in the comments from those who answered the ‘other’ category. Some of those included Matlab, SPSS, Stata, and Python.
While I don’t think this is representative of the chart-making population, it’s easy to see that there’s a lot of solutions to interpret data. Here’s quickstart guide in case you’re wondering what to use.
Will Excel always be the frontrunner?