Microsoft releases R Open 3.3.2, updates language for big data analytics

Dave W. Shanahan

Microsoft Big Data

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)

Download Microsoft R Open 3.3.2, the enhanced R distribution