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Likelihood to Recommend

Anaconda

Anaconda is great for academic and private organizations that cannot afford more expensive Python/R package managers. Also, it is more appropriate for intermediate to advanced Python users--Anaconda can be somewhat frustrating for beginners, as it takes some practice to get comfortable with the workflow. I find it particularly useful for working in teams, because if everyone uses the same package manager, it is easier to troubleshoot issues and makes for reproducible research. For wealthier organizations, a premium package management system (with tech support) would be ideal. Anaconda is also great for people working independently on code development.
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SAS Enterprise Guide

I think SAS Enterprise does a great job for SAS analysts that don't have a very good grasp of base SAS. The software makes SAS much more user-friendly. With that said, SAS Enterprise Guide also does a very good job offering a host of per-packaged graphics and data transformations. I can't image using base SAS without SAS Enterprise anymore. I think SAS Enterprise Guide is most useful for traditional analytical processes, such as time-series forecasting, outlier detection, and econometrics. I think the software is less useful for advanced machine learning or AI. SAS' Enterprise Miner does a much better job at that.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Platform Connectivity

Anaconda
7.0
SAS Enterprise Guide
Connect to Multiple Data Sources
Anaconda
10.0
SAS Enterprise Guide
Extend Existing Data Sources
Anaconda
8.0
SAS Enterprise Guide
Automatic Data Format Detection
Anaconda
3.0
SAS Enterprise Guide

Data Exploration

Anaconda
7.5
SAS Enterprise Guide
Visualization
Anaconda
8.0
SAS Enterprise Guide
Interactive Data Analysis
Anaconda
7.0
SAS Enterprise Guide

Data Preparation

Anaconda
7.5
SAS Enterprise Guide
Interactive Data Cleaning and Enrichment
Anaconda
8.0
SAS Enterprise Guide
Data Transformations
Anaconda
9.0
SAS Enterprise Guide
Data Encryption
Anaconda
6.0
SAS Enterprise Guide
Built-in Processors
Anaconda
7.0
SAS Enterprise Guide

Platform Data Modeling

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

Model Deployment

Anaconda
6.5
SAS Enterprise Guide
Flexible Model Publishing Options
Anaconda
7.0
SAS Enterprise Guide
Security, Governance, and Cost Controls
Anaconda
6.0
SAS Enterprise Guide

Pros

Anaconda

  • Clear install story. There are a lot of ways to install python. There's only one way to install anaconda. This makes teaching and standardizing much easier.
  • Batteries included. It's easy to install things in python, but anaconda ships with most of what you need out of the box. This helps with standardization and reproducibility.
  • Good integrations with Jupyter and other visual tools. Jupyter is really convenient when learning various python packages. Anaconda makes these tools easy to launch and to use.
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SAS Enterprise Guide

  • Data cleaning, reformatting, manipulation and analysis.
  • User friendly GUI for introducing SAS Queries.
  • Easy to send the project tree to different users.
  • Easy to import data from external files such as txt, Excel. Can handle big data sets.
  • Project tree structure is easy to understand as you need SAS EG to make many calculation activities.
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Cons

Anaconda

  • Although some other users mentioned the installation is "simple", we did encounter some challenge in a highly controlled environment (due to security reasons).
  • Jupyter Notebook is extremely slow when the client/server side of the network's speed/bandwidth is not balanced.
  • Bootstrapping Anaconda takes too long, sometimes I even started doubting it would respond any more.
  • If there are extra python packages you need but are not by default installed by Anaconda, then some efforts will be required to figure out how to put them in the right place.
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SAS Enterprise Guide

  • It is a costly software to use as compared to R studio and Python which are free for users.
  • No addition to the packages that are currently required for Image processing etc.
  • It is just a tool that is used for data cleaning or data manipulation or to draw statistical output. I think a number of tools are doing the same. No new changes that I have seen to it from the last 3-4 years.
  • Data visualization charts are not that good using the tool.
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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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SAS Enterprise Guide

SAS Enterprise Guide 8.0
Based on 1 answer
On account of current user experience and the organization-wide acceptance.
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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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SAS Enterprise Guide

SAS Enterprise Guide 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It is due to the relevance of exhaustive features we use in our department of Credit Risk Analytics & Data modeling, and sharing insights with Group Portfolio Teams
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Support

Anaconda

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAS Enterprise Guide

SAS Enterprise Guide 7.7
Based on 3 answers
I did not use the technical support of SAS EG. I can say that I have had hard time to find online tutorials or projects for SAS EG. For instance, it is hard to find completed researches or designed algorithms used with SAS EG. Sometimes it just depends on user's skill set and experience with databases and programming.
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Implementation

Anaconda

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAS Enterprise Guide

SAS Enterprise Guide 7.0
Based on 1 answer
I've not worked hands-on with the implementation team, but there were no escalations barring a few hiccups in the deployment due to change in requirement & adoption to our company's remote servers.
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Alternatives Considered

Anaconda

ANACONDA VS Alteryx Analytics: Even though I find Alteryx to be an excellent tool for managing extremely massive data, Anaconda is much better and easy for analytics.Anaconda VS. MicroStrategy Analytics: Compared with Anaconda, MicroStrategy Analytics is very difficult to use and counter-intuitiveAnaconda VS. Power BI For Office 365: One of the main advantages of BI for Office 364 is its capacity to data connectivity. However, it's very hard to edit data connections, once BI for Office is deployed in other platforms
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SAS Enterprise Guide

I haven't used SPSS myself but from what I was told, integration of data was much more limited and not easy to used.Also, the number of people with SPSS knowledge is less than the number of SAS users so finding workforce can be an issue.The whole SAS solution just made much more sense (more integrated, easier to work with, easier to find people to work with it).
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Return on Investment

Anaconda

  • We can get any new employee set-up on Python for Machine learning in minutes, without any assistance from IT. That's real $ savings.
  • We started to experiment with Machine Learning a lot more, which leads to creating new projects which can have a tremendous impact on the business.
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SAS Enterprise Guide

  • Easy and friendly GUI to be used by business users
  • Good tool for writing sas codes and manipulating and validating data
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Pricing Details

Anaconda

General

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

SAS Enterprise Guide

General

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

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