Articles by David Smith

Revolution Analytics and Teradata bring R into the Database

September 18, 2013 | David Smith

Today, Teradata announced the new Teradata Database 14.10 and with it some exciting news for R programmers: the first next-generation in-database R analytics that are fully parallel and scalable. In conjunction with Revolution R Enterprise, R users will soon be able to use the power of the Teradata Database as a ... [Read more...]

Revolution Newsletter: September 2013

September 17, 2013 | David Smith

The most recent edition of the Revolution Newsletter is now available. In case you missed it, the news section is below, and you can read the full September edition (with highlights from this blog and community events) online. You can subscribe to the Revolution Newsletter to get it monthly via ... [Read more...]

Putting the R in Cloudera and Hortonworks Hadoop

September 16, 2013 | David Smith

Datanami interviews Revolution Analytics' Bill Jacobs about the upcoming Revolution R Enterprise 7, which will be available later this year. A key feature of this release is that that the big-data predictive analytics R functions in the ScaleR package will run on data situated in a Hadoop cluster, and use the ... [Read more...]

Results of survey of statisticians at JSM 2013 conference

September 12, 2013 | David Smith

During the 2013 JSM (Joint Statistics Meetings) Conference in Montreal, Revolution Analytics conducted a survey of attendees from August 5 to August 8. The 865 respondents gave their opinions on the privacy and ethics related to data collection, and on their familiarity with statistical software used for the analysis of such data. Out of ... [Read more...]

In case you missed it: August 2013 Roundup

September 11, 2013 | David Smith

In case you missed them, here are some articles from August of particular interest to R users: A tutorial on parallel programming with the foreach, doMC and doSNOW packages. Joe Rickert reviews R's capabilities for linear algebra, sparse matrices and big matrices. How R is disrupting the insurance industry with ... [Read more...]

Coursera’s free R courses are running again soon

September 10, 2013 | David Smith

The massively-online open course (MOOC) platform Coursera has already delivered two essential free courses for anyone who wants to learn the R language. Computing for Data Analysis, presented by Roger Peng, covers the basics of R programming. The follow-up course Data Analysis, presented by Jeff Leek, covers statistical modeling and ... [Read more...]

An animated peek into the workings of Bayesian Statistics

September 9, 2013 | David Smith

One of the practical challenges of Bayesian statistics is being able to deal with all of the complex probability distributions involved. You begin with the likelihood function of interest, but once you combine it with the prior distributions of all the parameters, you end up with a complex posterior distribution ... [Read more...]

R in the news

September 6, 2013 | David Smith

R has been featured in a couple of recent articles in the tech press. Last month, Data Informed's feature article 5 Key Considerations When Choosing Open Source Statistics Software suggested R for its analytics capabilities: Certainly, the statistical language R, for instance, is these days hugely popular—not least because it’... [Read more...]

Two presentations on Big Data Big Analytics with R

September 4, 2013 | David Smith

Last week, Revolution Analytics' US Chief Scientist Mario Inchiosa gave a presentation on high-performance predictive analytics in R and Hadoop, showing how Revolution R Enterprise 7 will bring the high-performance predictable algorithms of ScaleR to run on Cloudera and Hortonworks Hadoop clusters, while retaining the same easy-to-use interface from the R ... [Read more...]

Tutorial: Parallel programming with foreach

August 30, 2013 | David Smith

Exegetic Analytics extols the wonders of foreach package for iterative operations that go beyond the standard "for" loop in R. For example, here's a neat (if not optimally efficient) construct using filters to calculate the primes less than 100: foreach(n = 1:100, .combine = c) %:% when (isPrime(n)) %do% n The open-source team ... [Read more...]

In-Hadoop R-based Analytics coming to Cloudera

August 27, 2013 | David Smith

Revolution Analytics has teamed up with Cloudera to bring the scalable data manipulation and statistical modeling algorithms of Revolution R Enteprise to the massively-parallel computing environments of CDH3 and CDH4 Hadoop clusters. As ZDNet reports: Specifically, the upcoming version 7.0 of the Revolution R Enterpise distribution and its ScaleR algorithms will ... [Read more...]

New Webinar: High Performance Predictive Analytics in R and Hadoop

August 23, 2013 | David Smith

This coming Tuesday, August 27, our US Chief Scientist Mario Inchosa will reveal some details of the forthcoming in-Hadoop predictive analytics capabilities of Revolution R Enterprise 7, due for release later this year. Here's the abtract of his webinar, High Performance Predictive Analytics in R and Hadoop: Hadoop is rapidly being adopted ... [Read more...]

Demand for R jobs on the rise, ctd

August 21, 2013 | David Smith

Earlier this month, we looked at the trends in the job prospects for data analysts with expertise in R and SAS, by looking at the number of job postings that mention each software package. Because R's single-letter name makes it hard to search for, and because SAS is used for ... [Read more...]

The financial meltdown, to a trance beat

August 20, 2013 | David Smith

With the FMS Symphony by csv soundsystem you can listen to the Global Financial Crisis as you watch interest rates plunge while the Treasury floods the market with emergency funds. The source data for the chart and music comes from daily emails (like this one) sent by the US Treasury ... [Read more...]

Revolution Newsletter: August 2013

August 19, 2013 | David Smith

The most recent edition of the Revolution Newsletter is now available. In case you missed it, the news section is below, and you can read the full August edition (with highlights from this blog and community events) online. You can subscribe to the Revolution Newsletter to get it monthly via ... [Read more...]

The stats of Australian Rules Football

August 14, 2013 | David Smith

Australian Rules Football (AFL) isn't what Americans know as football. Nor is it what Europeans know as football (and the rest of the world calls soccer). Nor is it rugby. Here's what AFL looks like: As a unique game in its own right, it deserves its own kind of data ... [Read more...]
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