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RProtoBuf & HistogramTools: Statistical Analysis Tools for Large Data Sets

October 10, 2013
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At Google, building, managing and safely securing some of the world’s largest storage systems requires complex analysis of filesystem metadata. This is an important part of making sure that the information stored within those systems is quickly accessible and always secure. We're always looking for ways to make our data storage systems more efficient, and often times, this requires...

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BARUG Meetup at the Googleplex

September 21, 2012
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BARUG Meetup at the Googleplex

What is R?  R is an open-source, statistical programming language that is increasingly becoming the lingua franca of modern data analysis. R developers have created over 4,000 packages to run in the R environment, including several dozen developed by Googlers. We continue to work with the R community through conferences, meetups like this one, Faculty Research...

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Bringing 64-bit data to R

November 24, 2011
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Bringing 64-bit data to R

The R programming language has become one of the standard tools for statistical data analysis and visualization, and is widely used by Google and many others. The language includes extensive support for working with vectors of integers, numerics (doubles), and many other types, but has lacked support for 64-bit integers. ...

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Visualization Meetup at the Googleplex

June 20, 2011
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Visualization Meetup at the Googleplex

Earlier this month we were excited to host a joint meetup with the Bay Area visualization group and the Bay Area R user group at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View.Hadley Wickham from Rice University came and gave a talk on Interactive Graphics in R. Earlier in the day we...

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Google Summer of Code Student Project Wins Statistical Software Award

April 28, 2011
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We are happy to report that one of the Google Summer of Code students from last year, Ian Fellows, has been awarded the John M. Chambers Statistical Software Award for his work with the R Project. This award will be presented at the annual Joint Statistical Meeting in August. Ian’s project involved extending...

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Google Summer of Code Student Project Wins Statistical Software Award

April 28, 2011
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We are happy to report that one of the Google Summer of Code students from last year, Ian Fellows, has been awarded the John M. Chambers Statistical Software Award for his work with the R Project. This award will be presented at the annual Joint Statistical Meeting in August.Ian’s project involved extending...

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