From Loraine Lawson interview with Jeff Erhardt.
What is R?
R is an open source statistical programming language. The easiest way to think about it is the largest commercial competitor in the states is a company called SAS, and while it’s not a perfect analogy, one way to think about R is as an open source version of SAS. It’s not perfectly correct, but for people who have not heard of R, that’s one way to explain it.
Where can R help?
analyzing and gaining meaning from collected data
developing models and extracting the insight from data
implementing these analytics within an enterprise and disseminating the knowledge across the enterprise
This blog is called myNoSQL and it is written by me, Alex Popescu, a software architect with a passion for open source and communities.
It records my readings, learnings, and opinions on NoSQL databases, polyglot persistence, and distributed systems -- subjects that I'm passionate about.
The opinions expressed here are my own, and no other party necessarily agrees with them.
If you feel I'm biased, I probably am.