PRESS RELEASE: Mango Solutions and The R Consortium

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Mango Solutions announces its key involvement with the newly launched R Consortium to support millions of users around the world

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Mango Solutions, the leading data science company based in Europe and with offices in the UK and China are pleased to announce that they are one of the founding organisations of the recently launched R Consortium.

The R Consortium was formed by a number of interested technology firms including Microsoft, Oracle and HP and has been guided by The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development.

The R language is used by statisticians, analysts and data scientists to unlock value from data. It is a free and open source programming language for statistical computing and provides an interactive environment for data analysis, modeling and visualization. The R Consortium will complement the work of the R Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Austria that maintains the language. The R Consortium will focus on user outreach and other projects designed to assist the R user and developer communities.

Mango Solutions Ltd provides complex analysis solutions, consulting, training, and application development for some of the largest companies in the world. Founded and based in UK in 2002, the company offers a number of services and products for data science including validation of open-source software for regulated industries.

Matt Aldridge, CEO, Mango Solutions said “Mango has been helping customers to leverage R in a commercial environment for over a decade. The R Consortium represents a vital step change, enabling more enterprises to adopt this excellent technology, and Mango are proud and excited to be involved in this exciting new chapter as a founder member.”

Other founding companies and organizations of the R Consortium include The R Foundation, RStudio, TIBCO Software Inc., Alteryx, and Ketchum Trading.

The R user community is vibrant with local user groups organized all over the world. The R Consortium will work with this user community and the R Foundation to amplify and focus the impact of this global community in order to advance the project for all users and developers, including millions more in the coming years.

“This is a great opportunity to harness the power of the thriving R user community around the globe and advance the R language for everyone,” said John Chambers on behalf of the R Foundation Board. “The R Consortium will provide vital funding support for R services and development, made possible by the Linux Foundation’s proven track record of bringing large-scale communities together. We are looking forward to working with both organizations.”

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