Microsoft delivers free version of its R analytics Server for developers

Last week, Microsoft quietly made available to its MSDN and DreamSpark subscribers its R Server family of products. On January 12, Microsoft announced officially the availability and rebranding of the Revolution R Enterprise line as “Microsoft R Server” Company officials also said for the record that Revolution R Open is now called “Microsoft R Open” and available as a free download. R is a programming language that can be used in big-data statistics, predictive modeling and machine learning . Microsoft last April completed its acquisition of Revolution Analytics, the maker of a distribution of the R programming language for statistical computing and predictive analytics, for an undisclosed amount. Microsoft execs also announced today there is a new Microsoft R Server Developer Edition product available today as a free download. This…


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