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Revolutionary R, An Interview with Revolution Analytics CEO Norman Nie – Part 2


With an enthusiastic world-wide user base estimated at 2M and a stranglehold on academia, there's no doubt that the future for open source R Project for Statistical Computing is bright. Yet even with this largesse the challenges for commercial R purveyor Revolution Analytics (formerly REvolution Computing) are significant.

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Comments (4)
I am one of the original authors of the R software system that Revolution is using as the basis of their products. R is free software distributed under the Free Software Foundation's GPL license. It was my belief that my work could not simply be taken and used in a larger product without full source code for that larger product being distributed. That is not happening in this case. The returns that Revolution is gaining from doing this are not being fed back to the rights holders. They are not good corporate citizens. Please don't do business with them.
Posted by Ross I | Friday, May 07 2010 at 6:57PM ET
Great articles, Steve, and thanks for the mention of TIBCO's integration of R with Spotfire. I do have to disagree with your description of S+ as "moribund", though.

Ever since TIBCO's acquisition of Insightful (and thus S+) in 2008, our goal has been to continue to support and advance S+ while embracing R. We see S+ and R users to be part of a single larger community.

We are focusing on helping S+ and R users deploy their models and analyses in TIBCO Spotfire applications, giving their customers self-service access to modeling and statistics. This frees up S+ and R users to create new analyses, rather than repeatedly running similar analyses in response to end-user requests.

We also intend to help organizations leverage TIBCO's middleware to make better business decisions in real-time, based on statistical insights from S+ and R.

Lou Bajuk-Yorgan Sr. Dir. Product Management TIBCO Spotfire

Posted by Lou B | Friday, May 14 2010 at 3:31PM ET
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