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Announcing R and Mode Studio: A Free Toolkit for Every Analyst

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Derek Steer, Co-founder & Chief Strategy Officer

April 17, 2018

3 minute read


Four years ago, Mode set out to build the best data platform for every analyst in the world. Since then, we've seen more and more people doing analysis as a key part of their day-to-day work. Today, we're releasing two of the biggest updates in Mode's history, designed not only to make Mode more powerful, but also to make that power accessible to everyone.


When we added support for Python Notebooks almost two years ago, we made a big stride towards this goal. But we knew from the start that if we wanted to serve every analyst, our Notebooks couldn't be limited to just one language. That's why, starting today, you can create R Notebooks as well as Python Notebooks in Mode.

Mode Studio, free forever

In the grand scheme of things, language support is a small step on the road to equipping every analyst with a workflow that lets them do their best work. Today we're taking a huge leap in this direction by launching Mode Studio, a complete analytical toolkit, available for free, forever.

Mode Studio provides everything an analyst needs: a powerful SQL editor to query private data sources, R and Python Notebooks connected to your queries, and built-in charts for easy reporting.

A free toolkit for every analyst

Lots of analysts come to us asking how they can use Mode to do their jobs without having to rally lots of resources—whether financial or organizational— to make it happen. Sometimes these are folks working for startups, nonprofits, or other small organizations. Other times, they're part of large organizations paying a lot of money for analytics solutions that they didn't choose.

If you're one of these analysts, Mode Studio is for you. Starting today, Mode's workflow is accessible to anyone who wants to use it, on any data, for free.

Free tools for aspiring analysts, too

Over the years we've also observed a trend in the way business decisions happen. At the best and most forward-thinking companies we know, analysis is no longer only the domain of people with the words “analyst” or “data scientist” in their job titles.

At these companies, analysis happens in every part of a business—from finance and product to sales and marketing. We believe that the best businesses of the future will have data behind every decision. And so we not only admire people who want to learn to do analysis—we support them in that process.

More than 50,000 people have used our SQL and Python tutorials to learn to solve problems with data, and hundreds of thousands of people have visited our gallery, blog, and forum to learn best practices and join the data science community.

Great potential analysts — curious, problem-solving people from all different backgrounds— shouldn't miss out on the opportunity to become great practicing analysts because they weren't able to get access to an expensive tool. Mode Studio is for you, too.

How to start

Starting today, as an analyst, you can use Mode to work in SQL, Python, R, or Javascript for free for as long as you want. It's easy — you can create an account here. When the impact of your work starts to reach a broader audience, you can use Mode Business to manage permissions, automate distribution, and handle everything else an organization needs to sustain a powerful data ecosystem.

If you want to get going on Mode Business right away, you can schedule a demo. We're really excited to be expanding our community and can't wait to see what you create.

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