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Revolution Newsletter: November 2012

November 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

The most recent edition of the Revolution Newsletter is out. The news section is below, and you can read the full November edition (with highlights from this blog and community events) online. You can subscribe to the Revolution Newsletter to get it monthly via email. Now Available: Revolution R Enterprise 6.1 ... [Read more...]

Benchmarking bigglm

November 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Joseph Rickert In a recent blog post, David Smith reported on a talk that Steve Yun and I gave at STRATA in NYC about building and benchmarking Poisson GLM models on various platforms. The results presented showed that the rxGlm function from Revolution Analytics’ RevoScaleR package running on a ... [Read more...]

What’s new in Revolution R Enterprise 6.1

November 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

We're pleased to announce that the latest update to Revolution R Enterprise is available today! Existing subscribers will soon receive an email with update instructions, and the free academic distribution will be updated later today. Version 6.1 adds a frequently-requested big-data statistical modeling algorithm, adds new connectivity option for Hadoop, improves ... [Read more...]

Allstate compares SAS, Hadoop and R for Big-Data Insurance Models

October 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

At the Strata conference in New York today, Steve Yun (Principal Predictive Modeler at Allstate's Research and Planning Center) described the various ways he tackled the problem of fitting a generalized linear model to 150M records of insurance data. He evaluated several approaches: Proc GENMOD in SAS Installing a Hadoop ... [Read more...]

Two Talks on Data Science, Big Data and R

October 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

On Thursday next week (November 1), I'll be giving a new webinar on the topic of Big Data, Data Science and R. Titled "The Rise of Data Science in the Age of Big Data Analytics: Why Data Distillation and Machine Learning Aren’t Enough", this is a provocative look at why ... [Read more...]

Revolution Newsletter: September/October 2012

October 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

The most recent edition of the Revolution Newsletter is out. The news section is below, and you can read the full September/October edition (with highlights from this blog and community events) online. You can subscribe to the Revolution Newsletter to get it monthly via email. New R Courses Announced: ... [Read more...]

Population health management with RevoScaleR

September 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

This guest post is by Douglas McNair MD PhD, Engineering Fellow & President, Cerner Math Inc. -- ed. RevoScaleR scaling big-data modeling performance for real-time health data analysis at Cerner The size of data sets is increasing much more rapidly than the speed of cores, of RAM, and of disk drives. ... [Read more...]

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...]

New Revolution Analytics office in Singapore

August 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

We're excited to announce the latest outpost of the Revolution Analytics team, with the opening of a new office in Singapore! This office will serve as the local HQ for Revolution Analytics serving our customers in the Asia-Pacific region. It was opened with the support of the support of the ... [Read more...]

Revolution Analytics at JSM 2012

July 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Revolution Analytics is proud to once again be a gold sponsor and Wi-Fi sponsor of the JSM 2012 conference in San Diego, the largest gathering of statisticians, biostatisticians, analysts, data miners and data scientists in the world. The conference begins on Sunday, and you'll find the Revolution Analytics team in the ... [Read more...]

Revolution Newsletter: July 2012

July 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

The most recent edition of the Revolution Newsletter is out. The news section is below, and you can read the full July edition (with highlights from this blog and community events) online. You can subscribe to the Revolution Newsletter to get it monthly via email. Quick Start Program for Hadoop: ... [Read more...]

A big list of the things R can do

July 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

R is an incredibly comprehensive statistics package. Even if you just look at the standard R distribution (the base and recommended packages), R can do pretty much everything you need for data manipulation, visualization, and statistical analysis. And for everything else, there's more than 5000 packages on CRAN and other repositories, ... [Read more...]

Big Data Generalized Linear Models with Revolution R Enterprise

June 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

R''s glm function for generalized linear modeling is very powerful and flexible: it supports all of the standard model types (binomial/logistic, Gamma, Poisson, etc.) and in fact you can fit any distribution in the exponential family (with the family argument). But if you want to use it on a ... [Read more...]

FDA: R OK for drug trials

June 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

In a poster (PDF) presented at the UseR 2012 conference, FDA biostatistician Jae Brodsky reiterated the FDA policy regarding software used to prepare submissions for drug approvals with clinical trials: Sponsors may use R in their submissions. The FDA does not endorse or require any particular software to be used for ... [Read more...]

CIO.com: R is a Big Data open-source technology to watch

June 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

CIO.com recently published its list of 9 open-source technologies to watch. Hadoop is first on the list, and second up is the R Project: R is an open source programming language and software environment designed for statistical computing and visualization. R was designed by Ross Ihaka and Robert Gentleman at ... [Read more...]

June 20: See the new features of Revolution R Enterprise 6

June 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

A quick heads-up that I'll be hosting a live webinar this Wednesday (June 20) with my colleage Sue Ranney on the new Revolution R Enterprise 6. If you've never taken a look at Revolution R Enterprise and want to know it's different from open-source R, or just want to learn about the ... [Read more...]

Revolution Newsletter: June 2012

June 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

The most recent edition of the Revolution Newsletter is out. The news section is below, and you can read the full June edition (with highlights from this blog and community events) online. You can subscribe to the Revolution Newsletter to get it monthly via email. Revolution R Enterprise 6 Now Available! ... [Read more...]
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