by Angela Guess
In tandem with the upcoming NoSQL Now! Conference, DATAVERSITY™ is proud to sponsor a thought-provoking workshop on the programming language R. The workshop, Introduction to Big Data Analysis with the R Language, will be led by Brian Sletten, President of Bosatsu Consulting, Inc. In his description of the workshop, Sletten states, “R is a cross-platform environment with comprehensive documentation. As such, it can be a little overwhelming on where and how to start using it. This talk will introduce you to the environment and help you along the path to solve Big Data analytical challenges. A light background in statistics would be advantageous for any attendees of this session, although rank novices will at least gain some insight into the issues, challenges and requirements for the analysis of Big Data.”
Jelani Harper recently noted, “[T]here is a growing body of evidence that indicates that the most meaningful way to access predictive analytics and enhance the reputation of Data Science is through open source analytics, which greatly hinges upon the free open source programming language R. Open source analytics benefits include: (1) Pricing: Since R is free, open source analytics vendors charge substantially reduced licensing fees for their products—which typically apply to performance capabilities—or base the focus of their fees on support services. (2) Flexibility: R is a programming language designed for innovation and flexibility, which provides significant adaptability for integration and building capabilities. (3) Community: There are very few aspects of advanced analytics that are not shared and supported by the growing open source community of R users, including models, code, and best practices.”
Register today to learn more about R and how it can improve your Big Data Analytics.
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