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Making it easy to use RHadoop on HDInsight Hadoop clusters

September 25, 2015
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Making it easy to use RHadoop on HDInsight Hadoop clusters

The RHadoop packages make it easy to connect R to Hadoop data (rhdfs), and write map-reduce operations in the R language (rmr2) to process that data using the power of the nodes in a Hadoop cluster. But getting the Hadoop cluster configured, with R and all the necessary packages installed on each node, hasn't always been so easy. But...

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Applications of R at EARL 2015

September 21, 2015
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The Effective Applications of R (EARL) Conference (held last week in London) is well-named. At the event I saw many examples of R being used to solve real-world industry problems with advanced statistics and data visualization. Here are just a few examples: AstraZeneca, the pharmaceutical company, uses R to design clinical trials, and to predict the ending date of...

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Free online Data Science and Machine Learning course starts Sep 24

September 18, 2015
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Free online Data Science and Machine Learning course starts Sep 24

Microsoft is sponsoring another free MOOC starting on September 24: Data Science and Machine Learning Essentials. This course provides a five-week introduction to machine learning and data science concepts, including the open-source programming tools for data science: R and Python. (Read more about the course in this post on TechNet.) This course is organized into 5 weekly modules, each...

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In case you missed it: August 2015 roundup

September 14, 2015
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In case you missed them, here are some articles from August of particular interest to R users. Creating interactive time series charts of financial data in R. Many R books have been translated into Chinese. A tutorial on visualizing current-events geographic data with choropleths. Revolution R Enterprise 7.4.1 is now available on Windows and Linux servers and in the...

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A quick look at BlueSky Statistics

September 7, 2015
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A quick look at BlueSky Statistics

BlueSky Statistics is a new GUI-driven statistical data analysis tool for Windows. It provides a series of dialogs to import and manipluate data, and to perform statistical analysis and visualization tasks. (Think: more like SPSS than RStudio.) The underlying operations are implemented using R code, which you can inspect and reuse. This video gives you a more detailed introduction:...

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Revolution R Open 3.2.2 now available

September 4, 2015
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Revolution R Open 3.2.2 now available

Revolution R Open, the enhanced open source R distribution from Revolution Analytics and Microsoft, is now available for download. This update brings multi-threaded performance to the latest update to the R engine from the R Core Group, which includes several improvements and bug fixes. Significant amongst these is default support for HTTPS connections, making it easy to follow the...

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Get to know Cortana Analytics: Workshop and webinars

August 28, 2015
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Get to know Cortana Analytics: Workshop and webinars

Cortana Analytics Suite is Microsoft's cloud-based big data and advanced analytics suite. It includes a complete set of all the services need to build advanced analytics applications: from data ingestion and management, data warehousing, advanced analytics, data visualization and solution frameworks. You can use Cortana Analytics to build applications using R, by incorporating services including Data Factory, HDInsights Hadoop,...

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How R is used at Zillow to estimate housing values

August 24, 2015
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Zillow, the leading real estate and rental marketplace in the USA, uses R to estimate housing values. Zillow's signature product is the Zestimate, their estimated market value for individual homes, and it's calculated using R in a parallel batch job for 100 million homes nationwide. The process is described in this Slideshare presentation Data Science At Zillow by Nicholas...

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Free edX course for R beginners

August 21, 2015
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Free edX course for R beginners

If you've thought about learning the R language but didn't know how to start, there's a new, free course on edX that starts you from the R basics and lets you learn R by trying R as you go. Presented by DataCamp and Microsoft, the course starts from the very basics of R (arithmetic on the command line, creating...

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Good advice for security with R

August 19, 2015
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Everyone needs to be vigilant about security on the Web today. One particular threat — the man-in-the-middle attack — is a risk anytime you are communicating over the Internet, and an attacker has access to the network between the two endpoints. This is a possibility whenever you are using the Web over an unencrypted channel, or when using an...

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