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What's New in Revolution R Enterprise 6.2?

Director of Product Management Thomas Dinsmore brings us news of the next release of Revolution R Enterprise. Revolution R Enterprise 6.2 is in Limited Availability release as of today, March 14, with General Availability planned for April 22.  Limited Availability means the software has completed internal testing and will be released to early adopter customers who agree to provide feedback to Revolution Analytics about the new features; during this period, support for the new release is limited.  General Availability means the software is available to any licensed customer, and is fully supported for all users. This new release supports open source R 2.15.3, the latest stable version.  R 2.15.3 includes 10 new features and 28 bug fixes, as well as utilities and installation tools.  For more detailed information about what is included in R 2.15.3, go here. Revolution R Enterprise 6.2 also includes several enhancements to the ScaleR library of high-performance analytics.  These include: High Speed Teradata Connector   Stepwise Regression for 'Big Data' Linear Models. Parallel Random Number Generator Fast Fixed Format Data Import By-Group Summary Statistics Enhancements We are very excited about the new Teradata Connector.  Designed to leverage the Teradata Parallel Transport utility, this connector provides users with a much faster way to incorporate data from a Teradata database into an analytic project.  While results can vary, our benchmarking shows the new connector moves data five to seven times faster than through an ODBC connection. There are also some new capabilities for web deployment: New DeployR APIs for repository and script management Migration utility to move DeployR scripts, repository data and projects Updates to DeployR documentation, client libraries, examples, installer If you currently use Revolution R Enterprise 6.1 and would like to learn more about our Limited Availability program for Release 6.2, please contact your Revolution Analytics representative for more information.  If you do not know who your representative is, send me a note at [email protected] .

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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