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How Williams Sonoma uses R to target customers online

August 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

If you live in the US, you've probably visited a Williams Sonoma store for gourmet food or quality cookware for the kitchen. And if you've shopped at Pottery Barn or West Elm stores for furniture, those chains are part of the Williams Sonoma stable as well. All three brands have ... [Read more...]

Using integer programming in R to optimize cargo loads

July 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Linear Programming is a mathematical technique used to find the values of some variables (within the bounds of some defined constraints) to find the maximum value of a quantity. For example, consider this problem from the FishyOperations blog: A trading company is looking for a way to maximize profit per ... [Read more...]

Bigger data, better intelligence for government

March 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Tomorrow (at 2PM Eastern on Thursday), the White House White House Office of Science and Technology Policy will host a 90-minute forum on Challenges and Opportunities in Big Data. You can watch the event live at the previous link, and see federal government science heads from OSTP, NSF, NIH, DoE, ... [Read more...]

SAP integrates R with HANA

March 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

We can add SAP to the list of vendors offering R integration with their products. InformationWeek reports that the new SAP BusinessObjects Predictive Analysis model provides a graphical user interface to R. Created in reaction to "competitive and market forces, including the momentum of open source R", the new module ... [Read more...]

R integrated throughout the enterprise analytics stack

February 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

The past couple of years have seen a dramatic growth in the use of the R language in the enterprise. R has always been pervasive in academia for research and teaching in statistics and data science, and as new graduates trained in R have migrated to the workplace the demand ... [Read more...]

Oracle’s Big Data Appliance to include R

October 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

At the Oracle OpenWorld conference in San Francisco today, Oracle announced the new Oracle Big Data Appliance, "a new engineered system that includes an open source distribution of Apache™ Hadoop™, Oracle NoSQL Database, Oracle Data Integrator Application Adapter for Hadoop, Oracle Loader for Hadoop, and an open source distribution of ... [Read more...]

Sharing live R functions with OpenCPU

August 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

OpenCPU is a new initiative from R user Jeroen Ooms to make innovations in statistics, visualization and data-science more widely applicable. Based on open-source principles, it's a web-based service that lets you upload data visualizations and analyses as R scripts, and allow others to run them on demand. For example, ... [Read more...]

Calling R from JasperReports Server

March 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

Revolution Analytics today announced a partnership with Jaspersoft, the makers of the most widely-used business intelligence software in the world. With this partnership, Revolution R and Jaspersoft software work together to bring the power of analytics coded in R to business users working with Business Intelligence (BI) dashboards and reports. ... [Read more...]

SAS vs Open Source, ctd

November 2, 2010 | 0 Comments

Following up on the story from last week, where SAS CEO Jim Goodnight said he "hadn't noticed" competition from open-source alternatives, open-source BI vendor Pentaho's "Chief Geek" James Dixon responds: What this means is that SAS has moved from the Igorance phase to the Ridicule phase of battling open source, ... [Read more...]

SAS vs Open Source

October 29, 2010 | 0 Comments

SAS CEO Jim Goodnight elicited guffaws from the audience during his keynote at JSM this year when he said "I have a problem with government using open source software". Now it seems Goodnight is at the center of another controversy related to open source, having dismissed the growth of open-source ... [Read more...]

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