Free Software Lures Data Miners


R you experienced?

Sorry, I have a hard time resisting Jimi Hendrix references.

Anyway, this article on R, the open-source programming language favored by data miners, was interesting. More on R here and here.

The pooh-poohing of R by a SAS spokesman rang hollow to me. They sound scared.

For good reason. The list of companies using R is no joke, and it's applicable to a broad range of tasks.

And of course, the price is right.