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R and Impala: it’s better to KISS than using Java

October 29, 2015
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R and Impala: it’s better to KISS than using Java

One of the best things I like in working at CARD.com is that I am...

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SparkR quick start that works

October 4, 2015
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SparkR quick start that works

If you’re following along the SparkR Quick Start, you’ll notice that the instructions are not consistent with a more recent …Continue reading →

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Are you headed to Strata? It’s next week!

September 23, 2015
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Are you headed to Strata? It’s next week!

RStudio will again teach the new essentials for doing (big) data science in R at this year’s Strata NYC conference, September 29 2015 (http://strataconf.com/big-data-conference-ny-2015/public/schedule/detail/44154).  You will learn from Garrett Grolemund, Yihui Xie, and Nathan Stephens who are all working on fascinating new ways to keep the R ecosystem apace of the challenges facing those who work with data. Topics include: R Quickstart: Wrangle,

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Notes from the Kölner R meeting, 18 September 2015

September 22, 2015
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Notes from the Kölner R meeting, 18 September 2015

Last Friday the Cologne R user group came together for the 15th time. Since its inception over three years ago the group evolved from a small gathering in a pub into an active data science community, covering wider topics than just R. Still, R is the link and clue between the different interests. Last Friday's agenda was a...

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Six lines to install and start SparkR on Mac OS X Yosemite

September 20, 2015
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Six lines to install and start SparkR on Mac OS X Yosemite

I know there are many R users who like to test out SparkR without all the configuration hassle. Just these six lines and you can start SparkR from both RStudio and command line. One line for Spark and SparkR Apache Spark is a fast and general-purpose cluster computing system SparkR is an R package that...

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From functional programming to MapReduce in R

September 17, 2015
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From functional programming to MapReduce in R

The MapReduce paradigm has long been a staple of big data computational strategies. However, properly leveraging MapReduce can be a …Continue reading →

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Qatar R User Group

September 15, 2015
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Qatar R User Group

Microsoft have announced new funding for R User Groups (Python and Hadoop too), so now seems as good a time as any for me to stop procrastinating and set up a Qatar R User Group. If you live anywhere near Doha, and are interested in coming along to a (probably monthly) meetup about R, then

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The New Microsoft Data Science User Group Program

September 10, 2015
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by Joseph Rickert We are very pleased to announce that Microsoft will not only continue the Revolution Analytics’ tradition of supporting R user groups worldwide, but is expanding the scope of the user group program. The new 2016 Microsoft Data Science User Group Sponsorship Program is open to all user groups that are passionate about open-source data science technologies....

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Revolution R Enterprise Now Available in the Cloud on Azure Marketplace

August 31, 2015
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by Richard Kittler, Revolution R Enterprise PM, Microsoft Advanced Analytics Revolution is excited to announce the availability of its latest release of Revolution R Enterprise 7.4.1 (RRE) as a technical preview on Microsoft Azure via Windows- and Linux-based virtual machines in the Azure Marketplace. Through Azure’s world-wide cloud infrastructure customers now have on-demand access to high-performance predictive analytics to...

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Getting started in applied statistics / datascience

August 29, 2015
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Getting started in applied statistics / datascience

Where to start to start? I was recently asked by a colleague manager from another organisation what direction they could give to a staff member interested in building skills in the whole “big data” thing. A search of the web shows hundreds if not thousands of sites and blog posts aimed at budding data scientists, but most of them...

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