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May 23 2017   7:28PM GMT

R programming language

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Open source
Predictive Analytics
R language

The R programming language is an open source scripting language for predictive analytics and data visualization. Continued…

Quote of the Day

“In addition to being well-suited to advanced statistics, R’s open source nature and free availability under the GNU General Public License have also contributed to its rising star power.” – Robert Sheldon

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The ins and outs of using R in SQL Server 2016 and 2017
Using R in SQL Server 2016 and 2017 could benefit enterprise users, but it’s important to know the difference between Microsoft’s various R-based technologies.

R programming language demands the right use case
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IBM Watson gets CognizeR extension

In the past, R has been criticized for delivering slow analyses when applied to large data sets, but more recent versions of the language are attempting to address this problem.

Revolution brings R programming language to AWS, plus SAS on Hadoop
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Data preparation steps increase to meet predictive analytics needs
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Writing for Business
Linus Torvalds _______ choosing to be an open source software engineer is a calling, rather than a career choice.
a. said that
b. said

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