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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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The impact of open source software on the data science revolution

March 16, 2015
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It's hard to overstate the role of open-source software in the data science revolution. Tools like Hadoop, Spark, R, and Python are essential parts of the modern data science toolkit. These tools are likewise part of the solutions built by the Consulting Services group at Revolution Analytics. Our VP of Professional Services, Neera Talbert, shares her view on the...

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Adopting R for experienced developers

March 14, 2015
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Adopting R for experienced developers

More and more frequently I come across people who express an interest in R, and I thought I would share some advice to help people decide if R is something they should use, as well as some high level advice on getting started. Most of these people are developers with at least few years experience writing code...

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How to Speak Data Science

March 4, 2015
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How to Speak Data Science

Data Science has its own language. So, if you want to have at least a slight chance of surviving in the enterprise world of tomorrow -with its obsessive focus on collecting and analyzing data- you better have started yesterday with learning this terminology. Luckily, and inspired by the “How To Speak Startup” article on TechCrunch, The post

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Strata 2015: Keynote roundup

February 23, 2015
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I spent last week at the Strata 2015 Conference in San José, California. As always, Strata made for a wonderful conference to catch up on the latest developments on big data and data science, and to connect with colleagues and friends old and new. Having been to every Strata conference since the first in XXXX, it's been interesting to...

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