Data Science Virtual Machine updated with Microsoft R Server

Microsoft has updated the Data Science Virtual Machine, a data science toolkit-in-a-box that you can easily spin up on the Microsoft Azure cloud service. The virtual machine now comes pre-configured with Microsoft R Server Developer Edition (upgraded from Microsoft R Open), Anaconda Python, Jupyter notebooks for Python and R, Visual Studio Community Edition, Power BI desktop, and SQL Server Express edition.  For R users, this is a great way to harness some powerful hardware for heavy-duty computations with R. Microsoft R Server includes RevoScaleR, the R package that allows you to build statistical models on data larger than available RAM. To develop R code with Microsoft R Server, you can either use the Revolution R Enterprise 8.0 IDE or use a Jupyter Notebook. You can also create dashboards including the output from…


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