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Open Source R Language Undergoes a Commercial Revolution

May 06, 2010, 20:19 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"At Revolution Analytics, the company is building on top of the open source R language with its Revolution R Enterprise product, providing additional tools and capabilities to R users. Erhardt noted that the Enterprise product provides additional scalability beyond that which is available in the core open source project.

"David Smith, vice president of community at Revolution Analytics, explained to InternetNews.com that the way R is currently set up, there is the core language and then there are packages and applications built on top of that. In his view, it is the combination of the core R programming language and the additional packages that actually comprise what people think of when they consider R."

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