Microsoft officially launched SQL Server 2016 at the Data Driven event in New York City last week, and R featured prominently. One of the highlights from Joseph Sirosh's keynote was a demonstration of the World Wide Telescope, an online tool that allows budding astronomers (and professionals!) to explore the visible universe using imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey. The Survey contains images from thousands of galaxies that have not yet been classified by astronomers into one of the standard forms: elliptical, spiral, or lenticular. In the demo, the World Wide Telescope automatically classifies the galaxies in mere seconds: Th
A core focus of the RTextTools project has been to make the package as accessible and user-friendly as possible. In its early iterations, the package contained dependencies such as RWeka , openNLP ,...
Dr. Guido Möser's insight:
RTextTools is an interesting package because it avoids using java
Two recent salary surveys have shown that R language skills attract median salaries in excess of $110,000 in the United States. In the 2014 Dice Tech Salary Survey of over 17,000 technology professionals, the highest-paid IT skill was R programming. While big-data skills in general featured strongly in the top tier, having R at the top of the list reflects the strong demand for skills to make sense of, and extract value from big data. Similarly, the recent O'Reilly Data Scientist Survey also found R skills amongst those that pay in the $110,000-$125,000 range (albeit amongst a much smaller and...
CRAN Task Views are very valuable resources to find suitable packages out of the list of more than 5,500 (and the number is growing). Thanks also to the Task View maintainers, in this case Torsten Hothorn!
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