Two years ago, Microsoft completed the acquisition of Revolution Analytics, to bring big data analytics “to everyone.” Today, Microsoft releases R Open 3.3.2, bringing a more “enhanced distribution of open source R,” updating language for big data analytics.
R is an open-source programming language and software environment used for statistical computing and graphing applications. According to Wikipedia, R language is used “among statisticians and data miners for developing statistical software and [used for] data analysis.” The R software environment source code is written in C, Fortran, and R, and is available free under a GNU General Pubic License.
Here’s a video giving you a short overview of the big data analytics available with Microsoft R.
Microsoft R Open 3.3.2 is available on the following platforms:
- Windows 7.0 SP1, 8.1, 10, Windows Server® 2008 R2 SP1 and 2012
- Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04
- CentOS / Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5, 7.1
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
- Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9), Yosemite (10.10), El Capitan (10.11), Sierra (10.12)