Landscape changes in Analytics

Microsoft has bought Revolution Analytics. It’s possible, if you are not in the R space or the analytics space, that the significance of this in terms of data manipulation and exploitation will have passed you by but it’s big, both in terms of an announcement of Microsoft’s intentions, and in terms of the tools they are targeting.

I use R as a primary statistical programming tool and prefer it over SPSS and Minitab for most things.

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