Microsoft’s new Data Science Virtual Machine

Earlier this week, Andrie showed you how to set up and provision your own virtual machine (VM) to run R and RStudio in Azure. Another option is to use the new Microsoft Data Science Virtual Machine, a pre-configured instance that includes a suite of tools useful to data scientists, including: There’s no software charge associated with using this VM, you’ll pay only the standard Azure infrastructure fees (starting at about 2 cents an hour for basic instances; more for more powerful instances). If you’re new to Azure, you can get started with an Azure Free Trial. By the way, if you’re not familiar with these tools in the Data Science VM, Jan Mulkens provides a backgrounder on Data science with Microsoft, including an overview of the Microsoft components. (And if…


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