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Open soure software has changed the way we do business

May 20, 2015
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Earlier this month TechCrunch published an article of mine, "The Business Economics And Opportunity Of Open-Source Data Science". With this article I wanted to share how open-source software has disrupted the economics of doing business, now that data is a fundamental component of every businesses' operations. Open source projects like Hadoop and R, coupled with commodity hardware, have fundamentally...

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Benchmarking Random Forest Implementations

May 19, 2015
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Benchmarking Random Forest Implementations

I currently have the need for machine learning tools that can deal with observations of...

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What’s new in Revolution R Enterprise 7.4

May 18, 2015
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by Bill Jacobs, Director Technical Sales, Microsoft Advanced Analytics Without missing a beat, the engineers at Revolution Analytics have brought another strong release to users of Revolution R Enterprise (RRE). Just a few weeks after acquisition of Revolution Analytics by Microsoft, RRE 7.4 was released to customers on May 15 adding new capabilities, enhanced performance and security, ann faster...

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What data science software tools do you use?

May 11, 2015
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KDnuggets is once again running its annual poll of data science software tools, now in its 16th year. If you'd like to participate, visit the KDnuggets poll page and answer the question, "What Predictive Analytics, Data Mining, Data Science software/tools you used in the past 12 months?". The poll allows you to select up to 20 tools from the...

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In case you missed it: April 2015 roundup

May 8, 2015
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In case you missed them, here are some articles from April of particular interest to R users. Joseph Rickert reviews the inaugural New York City R User Conference, featuring Andrew Gelman. Engineer Vineet Abraham compares performance benchmarks for R and Revolution R Open on OS X and Ubuntu. R was featured in the keynotes for the BUILD developer’s conference....

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useR! 2015 conference in Aalborg

May 6, 2015
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useR! 2015 conference in Aalborg

The annual R conference bringing together users and developers from academia and industry is going to be held in Aalborg, Denmark, this summer, 1-3 July. The day prior to the conference 16 R tutorials are offered free of charge to the participants. The list of topics include dplyr, Tessera, Bioconductor, Grid graphics and RHadoop. In addition to our six...

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See R in action at the BUILD conference

April 29, 2015
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See R in action at the BUILD conference

Build 2015, the Microsoft conference which brings around 5,000 developers to the Moscone Center in San Francisco, begins tomorrow. The conference is sold out, but you can livestream the keynote presentations from buildwindows.com to catch all the big announcements. You can also follow along on Twitter at the #Build2015 hashtag. There will be a major keynote presentation featuring CEO...

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The Intersection of “Data Capital” and Advanced Analytics

April 17, 2015
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We’ve heard about the Three Laws of Data Capital from Paul Sonderegger at Oracle: data comes from activity, data tends to make more data, and platforms tend to win. Advanced analytics enables enterprises to take full advantage of the data their activity produces, ranging from IoT sensors and PoS transactions to social media and image/video. Traditional BI tools...

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Coarse Grain Parallelism with foreach and rxExec

April 2, 2015
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by Joseph Rickert I have written a several posts about the Parallel External Memory Algorithms (PEMAs) in Revolution Analytics’ RevoScaleR package, most recently about rxBTrees(), but I haven’t said much about rxExec(). rxExec() is not itself a PEMA, but it can be used to write parallel algorithms. Pre-built PEMAs such as rxBTrees(), rxLinMod(), etc are inherently parallel algorithms designed...

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A first look at rxBTrees

March 19, 2015
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A first look at rxBTrees

by Joseph Rickert The gradient boosting machine as developed by Friedman, Hastie, Tibshirani and others, has become an extremely successful algorithm for dealing with both classification and regression problems and is now an essential feature of any machine learning toolbox. R’s gbm() function (gbm package) is a particularly well crafted implementation of the gradient boosting machine that served as...

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