Revolution Newsletter: January 2012

January 13, 2012

(This article was first published on Revolutions, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

The most recent edition of the Revolution Newsletter is out. The news section is below, and you can read the full January edition (with highlights from this blog and community events) online. You can subscribe to the Revolution Newsletter to get it monthly via email.

Reflections on 2011. Last year was a big one for Revolution Analytics, with new products, new partners and being named as a Gartner Cool Vendor. Join Revolution Analytics CEO Norman Nie as he reflects on the accomplishments of 2011 in this open letter to our customers.

Revolution Analytics Winter Webinar Series. A brand-new series of webinars for 2012 kicks off on February 8 with "A backstage tour of ggplot2" by package developer and data visualization expert Hadley Wickham. Click here for a complete schedule of upcoming webinars on in-database analytics with R and Netezza, analyzing loans and portfolios, actuarial analysis, model implementation and adoption, and much more.

Applications of R in Business Contest. The results are in — many thanks to the expert judging panel who have selected the winners of the inaugural Applications of R in Business Contest. Stay tuned for our announcement at the end of January when we award $20,000 in cash prizes to the winning contestants.

Wanted: Sales Engineers. Revolution Analytics is looking for people who are passionate about R, have experience with data analysis in an enterprise data environment, and love working with customers. Could this be you? For more information, see our careers page.

Frequently Asked Questions about Revolution R Enterprise. If you're using Revolution R Enterprise (or just getting started), our Support team has provided extensive online FAQs to help you. Check them out for tips on using Revolution R Enterprise on Windows, working with big data with RevoScaleR, and deploying R via Web Services with RevoDeployR.

Revolution Analytics: Startup to Watch. Silicon Angle selected five open-source startups to watch in 2012, and Revolution Analytics is on the list.

New features coming soon: Revolution Analytics has new features in the works and we're looking for beta testers! In an upcoming release, Revolution R Enterprise will support distributed computing for Linux (RHEL) using Platform Computing’s LSF.  We're also rolling out support for “big data” generalized linear models (GLM).  If you're an LSF shop, or if you're interested in estimating GLM models such as Poisson, Gamma, or Tweedie on large data sets — or even better, if you'd like to estimate them on an LSF cluster—please contact us now! The beta is planned for February. Email [email protected] if you'd like to participate. 

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