Columbus Collaboratory and IBM Watson release an open-source R extension

IBM Watson and Columbus Collaboratory, an analytics and cybersecurity company, want to make it easier for data scientists to access and build solutions using the R programming language with IBM Watson. The organizations have unveiled CognizeR, an open-source R extension. “R is decidedly the most popular language used by data scientists for statistical and analytics applications. Now, for the more than two million data scientists worldwide using R, integrating cognitive APIs has gotten a lot simpler thanks to a collaboration between Columbus Collaboratory and IBM Watson,” Rob High, VP and CTO of IBM Watson, wrote in a post. CognizeR enables data scientists using R to leverage Watson’s APIs without having leave their native development environment. Previously data scientists would have to code calls in other programming languages such as Java…


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