Is the Microsoft R Client a…client?

Microsoft has recently been on a tear introducing R into, well, everything. And now there are several R offerings – from Microsoft R Server and Microsoft R Open to R Services in SQL Server (2016) and now the Microsoft R Client. But is the Microsoft R Client a client? So it’s a command-line, or a GUI of some sort? No. I…

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R Misteaks -Episode I

As you’re learning R (you *have* read the post about that, right?) you’ll inevitably make some mistakes. That’s normal when learning any language, and it’s especially common when you already know another programming language. I’m creating this post because this is the first thing you’ll run into – let’s get some good habits going right…

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Microsoft R

What, Why, How One of the most distinctive features of Data Science, as opposed to working with databases, Business Intelligence or other data professions, is its heavy use of statistical methods. At the first appearance of computing science, programs and algorithms were created to deal with the large amounts of calculations required in statistics. One of…

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