Linux Data Science Virtual Machine: new and upgraded tools

The Linux edition of the Data Science Virtual Machine on Microsoft Azure was recently upgraded. The Linux DSVM includes Microsoft R, Anaconda Python, Jupyter, CNTK and many other data science and machine learning tools, new or upgraded for this release. This eWeek story gives an overview of the improvements, but the highlights are: Microsoft R Server (developer edition) is now included. This includes the complete R distribution from CRAN, plus additional data-analysis functions with big-data capabilities, and the DeployR framework for integrating R into applications as a web service. (The developer edition is identical to the enterprise Microsoft R Server edition, but licensed for development/test use.). JupyterHub is now included, allowing multiple users to collaborate on Jupyter Notebooks (including R and/or Python code) simultaneously. A new data science language, Julia,…


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