|Nov 25, 2010, 02:43 PM||#1|
Programming options for an analyst
I am a business analyst and stats person. For years I have been able to live off point and click options in programs like SPSS, Access, Filemaker and of course Excel.
Now, my world is getting more complex. Both R and SQL seems to be the growth area in analytics. So are applications in data mining and doing more work in relational databases.
Now, I don't necessarily want to be able to write applications. I just want to be able to better manipulate data, ETL, use command and script based applications for data mining and statistics.
What is the best language to learn to give me the background to begin and do more work within R, SQL, Filemaker, and other data management/mining and stats programs? Even SPSS has an underlying language that I really don't use (yet). So, just a language to better manipulate and analyze data.
Seems like the basic options are C++, Java, VB, Python, etc. As I don't want to be a programmer per say- I just want to learn the basics of a language to better help me with the above tasks.
Finally, when given a choice, I alway prefer to do things on my Mac. So, prefer a language that is works well with a Mac.
Thanks for any advice.
|Nov 25, 2010, 03:00 PM||#3|
Cool. So, as I want to start to (soon) getting into R and SQL- would I be helped by understanding some other language first? Are R and SQL based on some other basic language or language structure? OR should I go from "programming novice" right into R and SQL?
But you say Python is better (which would be good, as Python is used extensively by SPSS).
|Nov 25, 2010, 03:34 PM||#5|
|Thread Tools||Search this Thread|
|thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Mac programming should be more like iOS programming.||moonman239||Mac Programming||13||Feb 17, 2014 02:37 PM|
|How to get educated about analyst credibility?||FloatingBones||Site and Forum Feedback||19||Oct 18, 2013 02:34 PM|
|iPhone 4S has no USB capabilities--any options other options to sync with iTunes?||phoneqs||iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting||0||Jul 22, 2013 02:02 AM|
|Get your ANALYST on!||Santabean2000||Buying Tips and Advice||0||Jun 24, 2013 05:51 PM|
|System Analyst||determined09||Community Discussion||0||May 11, 2013 08:56 PM|
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:37 PM.