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Revolution Newsletter: November 2012

The most recent edition of the Revolution Newsletter is out. The news section is below, and you can read the full November edition (with highlights from this blog and community events) online. You can subscribe to the Revolution Newsletter to get it monthly via email. Now Available: Revolution R Enterprise 6.1 The latest release of Revolution Analytics' enterprise-ready data analysis platform is now available! Revolution R Enterprise 6.1 adds a new big-data decision tree algorithm, support for analysis of data in the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), and performance, security and installation improvements. Join our webinar on Thursday, November 15 to learn what's new, visit the Revolutions blog for a video demo of analyzing HDFS data, or compare features in our Which R is Right for Me? page. New Public Training Courses in Boston, Singapore. The Revolution Analytics Training Page has details on new live classroom courses from expert instructors, including basic R and R data visualization courses near Boston, Advanced R in Milan, and Introduction to R and Time Series courses in Singapore. Registration is also open for the online courses Big Data Analytics with RevoScaleR, Introduction to R for SAS/SPSS/Stata Users, and Managing Data with R. Why the world needs Data Science, and why Data Scientists need R. If you missed the recent webinar The Rise of Data Science in the Age of Big Data Analytics: Why Data Distillation and Machine Learning Aren’t Enough presented by Revolution Analytics' David Smith, a video replay is now available. Revolution Analytics in the News. Read in InfoWorld how Williams-Sonoma targets customers with Big Data, Revolution R Enterprise and Upstream Software. And David Smith reveals in VentureBeat how Nate Silver used data science to beat the pundits and correctly call the election outcome. Revolution Analytics: Newsletter Archive

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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