Tag Archive for R

Why You Should Learn Open Source R

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by Angela Guess David Smith of OpenSource.com recently wrote, “With such strong demand and such high salaries to offer, it’s no surprise that competition for hiring data scientists is intense. As a result, companies who previously relied on legacy proprietary platforms for statistical analysis are now adopting a new alternative, open source R. So far, it…

Big Data Analytics with R: Register Today!

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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 There an Ideal Programming Language for Big Data?

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by Angela Guess Charles Menguy of InfoQ.com recently wrote, “Big Data is a field where even a single millisecond loss can be significant over billions of events. Yet, languages often regarded as slow like Python have gained a lot of popularity in the past year. Recent articles and discussions in the Big Data community have started…

5 Big Data Technologies Worth Knowing

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by Angela Guess Tim Gasper of TechCrunch reports, “Big Data is on every CIO’s mind this quarter, and for good reason. Companies will have spent $4.3 billion on Big Data technologies by the end of 2012. But here’s where it gets interesting. Those initial investments will in turn trigger a domino effect of upgrades and new…

MATLAB, R, and Julia: An Overview

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by Angela Guess Avi Bryant of Strata recently discussed three of the most commonly used languages for data: MATLAB, R, and Julia. He writes, “Big data frameworks like Hadoop have received a lot of attention recently, and with good reason: when you have terabytes of data to work with — and these days, who doesn’t?…

Analyzing Big Data with ‘R’

by Angela Guess Loraine Lawson recently wrote an article about R, “a de facto standard among statisticians for developing statistical software, and therefore widely used for data analysis.” According to Lawson, “The concept of ‘Big Data’ is catching on quickly in business, and what’s interesting to me is learning about the tools and technologies that…