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Likelihood to Recommend

Anaconda

Anaconda is very suitable for a research team/lab/department which has many data scientists who want to apply some Python-based analytic programming and want to cooperate in sharing the results easily. It is not very well suited for final production environment deployment.
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IBM SPSS

SPSS is well suited to our survey data and analysis needs (but not data collection). It also works well for our data mining needs. Most of the staff I hire were exposed to SPSS in college, but either way, there is a learning period to understand how to document your work using Syntax (even if pasted from the menus) and I utilize mostly online resources to help them get up to speed.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Platform Connectivity

Anaconda
7.0
IBM SPSS
Connect to Multiple Data Sources
Anaconda
10.0
IBM SPSS
Extend Existing Data Sources
Anaconda
8.0
IBM SPSS
Automatic Data Format Detection
Anaconda
3.0
IBM SPSS

Data Exploration

Anaconda
7.5
IBM SPSS
Visualization
Anaconda
8.0
IBM SPSS
Interactive Data Analysis
Anaconda
7.0
IBM SPSS

Data Preparation

Anaconda
7.5
IBM SPSS
Interactive Data Cleaning and Enrichment
Anaconda
8.0
IBM SPSS
Data Transformations
Anaconda
9.0
IBM SPSS
Data Encryption
Anaconda
6.0
IBM SPSS
Built-in Processors
Anaconda
7.0
IBM SPSS

Platform Data Modeling

Anaconda
8.1
IBM SPSS
Multiple Model Development Languages and Tools
Anaconda
10.0
IBM SPSS
Automated Machine Learning
Anaconda
6.5
IBM SPSS
Single platform for multiple model development
Anaconda
8.5
IBM SPSS
Self-Service Model Delivery
Anaconda
7.5
IBM SPSS

Model Deployment

Anaconda
6.5
IBM SPSS
Flexible Model Publishing Options
Anaconda
7.0
IBM SPSS
Security, Governance, and Cost Controls
Anaconda
6.0
IBM SPSS

Pros

Anaconda

  • Installing packages is very easy with Anaconda. Anaconda comes with 'anaconda navigator', a terminal-like utility from which you can easily install R packages and python libraries.
  • Launching R and python IDEs as well as Jupyter notebooks from anaconda navigator is simple, and Anaconda makes it very easy to keep these packages up-to-date.
  • I really like the fact that if you don't want to install the full version of Anaconda, you can opt to install a lightweight version (called Miniconda) that includes less python libraries and only core conda. I've installed it when I didn't want to take up as much disk space as Anaconda requires, but it works just the same.
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IBM SPSS

  • Biggest advantage: allows us to save all of our data manipulation and analysis instructions (SPSS calls it "Syntax") so that we can understand what we did, say, one year from now. This can be critical, especially if you are conducting year-over-year comparisons, or re-analyzing data in a new way after the primary reporting has been completed. Pretty tough to understand what was all done, say, in an Excel spreadsheet.
  • Has all of the analytic capabilities we have needed so far (well, except for Random Forest).
  • We use the Tables module a ton to create most of our crosstab kind of results, and SPSS gives you a lot of flexibility to create different kinds of tables with the same set of data.
  • I learned SPSS when only Syntax was available, but I really appreciate being able to browse through the menus, and then just paste the Syntax you need. It also comes in handy when you're just playing, trying out different ways to look at the data.
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Cons

Anaconda

  • Although I have generally had positive experiences with Anaconda, I have had trouble installing specific python libraries. I tried to remedy the solution by updating other packages, but in the end, things got really messed up, and I ended up having to uninstall and reinstall a total of about 4 times over the past 2 years.
  • If you have the free version of Anaconda, there is not much support. Googling questions and error messages are helpful, but there were times when I wished I would have been able to ask technical support to help me troubleshoot issues.
  • There were a few times when I tried to install tensorflow and tensorboard via Anaconda on a PC, but I could not get them to install properly. Anaconda allows you to create 'environments' , which allow you to install specific versions of python and associated libraries. You can keep your environments separate so they do not conflict with one another. Anyway, I ended up having to create several 'conda envrionments' just so I could use tensforflow/tensorboard and a few other utilities to avoid errors. This was somewhat annoying, because every time I wanted to run a specific model, I'd have to open up the specific conda environment with the appropriate python libraries.
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IBM SPSS

  • There are other great statistical software packages that are open source
  • The simplicity and user-friendliness of SPSS comes with a functionality trade-off
  • The functions of SPSS lack in terms of graphical capability which can be a major obstacle to a novel data analyst
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Likelihood to Renew

Anaconda

Anaconda 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It's really good at data processing, but needs to grow more in publishing in a way that a non-programmer can interact with. It also introduces confusion for programmers that are familiar with normal Python processes which are slightly different in Anaconda such as virtualenvs.
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IBM SPSS

IBM SPSS 9.1
Based on 14 answers
Tested, reliable, straight-forward to use.
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Usability

Anaconda

Anaconda 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It's really good at installing and getting started. It's less usable and configurable after that. If you stay in the ecosystem, and don't know how to Python any other way - it works really well.
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IBM SPSS

IBM SPSS 7.8
Based on 8 answers
Probably because I have been using it for so long that I have used all of the modules, or at least almost all of the modules, and the way SPSS works is second nature to me, like fish to swimming.
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Support

Anaconda

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM SPSS

IBM SPSS 6.2
Based on 4 answers
Over the years I have had my issues with the software and the helpdesk has ALWAYS come through for me in as quick a time as you could have! A++ for their level of skill and professionalism.
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Implementation

Anaconda

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM SPSS

IBM SPSS 6.6
Based on 3 answers
I implement and maintain SPSS at the organization. It was already here before I arrived, but I have since become the SPSS administrator.
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Alternatives Considered

Anaconda

Other systems might be easier to set-up but Anaconda is a fairly flexible analytics toolkit. It can be configured in a way that truly matches the way in which your business or analytics department works. Built on top of lots of open source projects so things aren't siloed and you can avoid vendor lock-in.
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IBM SPSS

SPSS is easier to navigate, more visually intuitive, and more user-friendly. It might not handle the volume of data that SAS can handle. But 99% of the projects I would be involved with, SPSS handles with flying colors.
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Return on Investment

Anaconda

  • Extremely quick turnaround time to set up data science experiments
  • Reduction of troubleshooting time when deploying new packages and dependencies
  • Low risk environment due to the community edition
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IBM SPSS

  • In terms of simple analysis for internal reliability statistics (e.g. Cronbach's Alpha) SPSS was very helpful.
  • SPSS has been found easier to use by some colleagues than Excel, (these colleagues are on the lower end of technological capability) and using SPSS alongside RStudio and Excel has given us a variety of methods to accomplish one task.
  • The lack of readable user guides and online info hindered our ability to breach into the areas of internal validity testing that we were not familiar with. Updated guides are necessary.
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Pricing Details

Anaconda

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

IBM SPSS

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

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