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The Open Source R Programming Language is Becoming Pervasive

So says CIO.com, in a recent article 11 Market Trends in Advanced Analytics. R, an open source programming language for computational statistics, visualization and data is becoming a ubiquitous tool in advanced analytics offerings. Kirsch says nearly every top vendor of advanced analytics has integrated R into their offering and so that they can now import R models. This allows data scientists, statisticians and other sophisticated enterprise users to leverage R within their analytics package. One of the big beneficiaries of this trend, Kirsch says, is Revolution Analytics, the leading provider of enterprise support for R. Kaufman and Kirsch also point to advanced analytics firm Predixion, which is focused on extending R beyond data scientists and statisticians to business users through a wizard interface. The article is based on a recent analyst report, Advanced Analytics: The Hurwitz Victory Index Report 2014. Revolution Analytics was named a Leader in Go To Market Strength in the report. CIO.com: 11 Market Trends in Advanced Analytics

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David Smith is Vice President of Marketing and Community at Revolution Analytics. He has a long history with the R and statistics communities. After graduating with a degree in Statistics from the University of Adelaide, South Australia, he spent four years researching statistical methodology at Lancaster University in the United Kingdom, where he also developed a number of packages for the S-PLUS statistical modeling environment. He continued his association with S-PLUS at Insightful (now TIBCO Spotfire) overseeing the product management of S-PLUS and other statistical and data mining products.<

David smith is the co-author (with Bill Venables) of the popular tutorial manual, An Introduction to R, and one of the originating developers of the ESS: Emacs Speaks Statistics project. Today, he leads marketing for REvolution R, supports R communities worldwide, and is responsible for the Revolutions blog. Prior to joining Revolution Analytics, he served as vice president of product management at Zynchros, Inc. Follow him on twitter at @RevoDavid