The packages’ author, Dr. Christopher Hogue has been a great addition to the Joyent team, given his experience as running large-scale bioinformatics research, among many talents.
Speaking of the area of data analytics, he will be hosting a live webinar on the use of the R SDK. That SDK lets R language users run very large Map/Reduce invocations in the cloud without any set up or maintenance. It can also store large datasets in a logical manner. And it’s billed by the second.
Sign up for the webinar here. Hope to see you there!