Posts Tagged ‘ Rmedia ’

Revolution Analytics: Startup to watch

June 18, 2010
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Jack Germain of LinuxInsider interviewed Revolution CEO Norman Nie for his "Startup to Watch" column. Amongst the topics covered: the R language (Norman: "There are no statistical expressions that can not be written in R"), Revolution's recent name-change and announcement of our development roadmap, and the challenges of competing with SAS and Norman's former company, SPSS. Read the full...

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R on TV

June 10, 2010
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Had a fun day today in a TV studio for Fox Business News, where Revolution CEO Norman Nie was giving an interview to Liz Claman at Fox Business Network. As you might expect, the interview focused a lot more on the business side than on technical capabilities of Revolution R, but there was some good discussion of the impacts...

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Norman Nie talks R and statistics with CNET’s Dave Rosenberg

June 8, 2010
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Revolution's CEO Norman Nie recently gave an interview to CNET's Dave Rosenberg, who blogs on disrupting the software market. Among the topics covered: What is R (Nie: "R is the most powerful statistical computing language on the planet"), what is predictive analytics ("statistical modeling by another name") and plans for Revolution R ("we intend to bring predictive analytics to...

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Revolution Analytics and R in the news

May 12, 2010
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It was quite the media frenzy for Revolution and R last week. In conjunction with our relaunch as Revolution Analytics, we spoke to more than a dozen journalists and analysts to explain why we think R is at the center of a perfect storm for predictive analytics: with routine collection of large data sets, data analysis is now a...

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Interview with Revolution CEO Norman Nie

April 28, 2010
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Steve Miller has posted his interview with Revolution's CEO Norman Nie at Information Management blogs. In the interview, Steve digs into Norman's motivations for taking on a new venture around R after his successes with SPSS and how what he learned there applies to Revolution Computing. Also up for discussion: the benefits and challenges of an open-source business model;...

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Statistical learning with MARS

March 24, 2010
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Steve Miller at the InformationManagement blog has been looking at predictive analytics tools for business intelligence applications, and naturally turns to the statistical modeling and prediction capabilities of R. Says Steve: The R Project for Statistical Computing continues to dazzle in the open source world, with exciting new leadership at Revolution Computing promising to align commercial R with business...

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InformationWeek on Urlocker

March 5, 2010
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InformationWeek published today a profile of Zack Urlocker, the former MySQL executive who recently joined REvolution's board: Former MySQL staffer Zack Urlocker is going to try to do for predictive analytics what he once did for relational database systems: bring open source code to a user population that hasn't necessarily had access to the technology before. REvolution Computing of...

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More on the Economist’s special report on big data

March 4, 2010
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I totally missed this the other day, but there's much more to that special report on the data deluge in The Economist. (Thanks to readers SB and DN for pointing this out.) There's an total of nine articles in the report (you can find them all in the Related Items box on this page), including a section on business...

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Intelligent Enterprise: You Can Predict that R Will Succeed

March 3, 2010
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Analyst David Stodder at Intelligent Enterprise also noted the activity around R at the recent Predictive Analytics World conference in San Francisco, and he reviews his impressions in a column today. In fact, he attributes the increasing prominence of predictive analytics to R: Possibly the most important factor influencing the spread of predictive analytics is the growing popularity of...

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R project named in Intelligent Enterprise 2010 Editor’s Choice Awards

February 17, 2010
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Intelligent Enterprise has announced its 2010 "Editors Choice" Awards, and the R project is included as one of twelve "Companies to Watch" in the Business Intelligence category. R Project is an open-source statistical programming environment that is winning broad praise and accelerating uptake as a language for in-database analytics. The likes of SAS, SPSS and Information Builders are even...

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