2018 Anaconda State of Data Science Report

We at Anaconda greatly value our data science community. We are proud to announce the results of our 2018 State of Data Science Survey, which reveals key trends in data science and machine learning within the Anaconda community.
The Anaconda State of Data Science is strong. With 2 to 2.5 million downloads per month during January-March 2018, Anaconda is easily the most popular Python distribution, with an increasing R following. Key findings of the survey include:
  • The use of cloud-native technologiessuch as Docker containers and Kubernetes—in data science continues to grow.
  • Google Cloud's data services outrank those of Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.
  • Anaconda is gaining popularity with software developers (15%), in addition to data scientists (16%) and academics (16%).
  • It matters a lot to our users that Anaconda is free but not so much that it is open source. Free was ranked the most important attribute, while the open source licensing was second to last.
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