Inquiry Response: Thoughts on Platforms and Recruitment, Looking to the Future

Inquiry:

What hard packages are being taught in data science programs (SAS, Stata, SPSS, R, Python, etc.)? We’ve seen a shift away from proprietary platforms. How are organizations reacting to attract and retain new talent? What does the future look like in this space?

Response:

THE BIG IDEAS:

  • There is a clear shift from proprietary to open-source
  • R, Python and SAS have different strengths
  • Analytics is about life-long learning

OPEN-SOURCE DOMINANCE

Since 2014, we have seen a surge of open-source dominance.

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