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Revolution Newsletter: December 2012

The most recent edition of the Revolution Newsletter is out. The news section is below, and you can read the full December edition (with highlights from this blog and community events) online. You can subscribe to the Revolution Newsletter to get it monthly via email. Tell us what you're looking for in R training. 2013 is the International Year of Statistics, and the Revolution Analytics training department is seeking inputs on course topics in for 2013. What data science methods, R programming, Big Data, and Business Application training topics are you looking for? Let us know by taking our five-minute survey and enter to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card!. Revolution R Enterprise 6.1 is now available. New features include big-data tree models, a Hadoop HDFS connection, and new security controls. Butler Analytics calls Revolution R Enterprise "the most powerful analytical tool on the planet with support and training" in this five-star review. Validus Re uses Revolution R Enterprise for risk management. "What takes a day to do in Excel can be done in 15 minutes by writing a few lines of R code in Revolution R Enterprise," says pricing actuary Jamie Botelho in this new case study. Calling all Teradata users! Revolution Analytics is developing a high-speed connection for Revolution R Enterprise to Teradata appliances and we're looking for beta testers.  If you are running R in a Teradata environment, then we'd love to get you on board. The beta program begins in early 2013. Please [email protected] you are interested. Real-Time Predictive Analytics with Big Data. Learn how Revolution R Enterprise fits into the predictive analytics stack for production applications — and the meaning of "big data" and "real time" — in the replay of our latest webinar from David Smith. John Deere uses R to accelerate manufacturing. See how the farming equipment manufacturer optimizes the production line and forecasts crop yields in this webinar replay from forecast analytics manager Derek Hoffman. Revolution R Enterprise in the news. Read about unraveling the mystery of multiple sclerosis with big data in InfoWorld. 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

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