SPSS Co-Founder Tex Hull Joins REvolution Computing

February 18, 2010 | David Smith

We're proud to announce that Tex Hull, who together with REvolution CEO Norman Nie created the first version of SPSS, has joined the REvolution team. Tex will be working with Norman and our CTO David Champagne to take REvolution R Enterprise to the next level, specifically to improve its scalability ... [Read more...]

InfoWorld: SAS and SPSS rise to R opportunity

February 1, 2010 | David Smith

At InfoWorld's "Open Source" blog Salvio Rodrigues found R co-inventor Robert Gentleman's appointment to the REvolution Computing board "a great impetus for me to look at R again". He notes that both SAS and SPSS have recognized the opportunity presented by R: I suspect that SPSS and SAS made their ... [Read more...]

Introduction to R webinar today, slides available

January 28, 2010 | David Smith

Just a quick reminder that I'll be hosting an introductory webinar about R today, The R Project: Data Analysis and Statistical Graphics for the Enterprise. It's at 9AM Pacific, so you might still have time to register for the live session at the link below. Otherwise, if you did catch ... [Read more...]

Happy 1st Birthday, Revolutions!

December 9, 2009 | David Smith

Wow, doesn't time fly! It's hard to believe that this blog is one year old already: our first post was on December 9, 2008. I remember when we first had the idea of doing a blog exclusively devoted to R that some wondered if there would be enough news about R to ... [Read more...]

R, REvolution named in top analytic trends for 2010

December 7, 2009 | David Smith

Author and enterprise software executive Nenshad Bardoliwalla lists his Top 10 Trends for 2010 in Analytics, Business Intelligence, and Performance Management at the website Enterprise Irregulars. If you've been following the Business Intelligence space (and who hasn't, right?) you'll recognize some familiar themes: predictive analytics, Web 2.0, Software-as-a-Service, risk, IBM. What's interesting about ... [Read more...]

How R is disrupting a billion-dollar market

December 4, 2009 | David Smith

Zack Urlocker, the EVP for Products at MySQL before it was acquired by Sun (and now an executive at Sun) has written an article at InfoWorld suggesting that the recent rash of articles looking at how IBM's acquisition of SPSS is affecting the BI market dominated by SAS are downplaying ... [Read more...]
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