Open Thoughts on Analytics
JUN 12, 2012 7:55am ET

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Comments (2)
How is this a "Big Data" discussion? 120m rows is a small data problem and the sampling technique you discuss allows it to be handled with tiny data tools.
Posted by Robert S | Friday, June 15 2012 at 8:57AM ET
You're right. That's why I call it "Pretty Big Data" instead of "Big Data".

At the same time, many in the statistics/analytics world wish to bring the full power of R to data analysis challenges. And, as is well known, vanilla R is memory constrained. So finding ways to finesse R's limitations can be productive.

I'll have more to say on R from the ongoing International R User Group meeting at Vanderbilt in a coming blog.

Posted by steve m | Friday, June 15 2012 at 9:51AM ET
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