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R: What Is and How Can It Help?

From Loraine Lawson interview with Jeff Erhardt[1].

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

Now are you ready to bet what will be the data processing platform of tomorrow?


  1. Jeff Erhardt: COO of Revolution Analytics, the company offering products and services for R  

Original title and link: R: What Is and How Can It Help? (NoSQL databases © myNoSQL)

via: http://www.itbusinessedge.com/cm/community/features/interviews/blog/the-power-of-r-more-companies-using-language-for-business-analytics/?cs=46325