I recently had the opportunity to serve as one of five judges in the “Applications of R in Business” contest sponsored by Revolution Analytics, purveyor of the enhanced and supported version of the R statistical and data management software. RA's goal with the competition was “to demonstrate real world uses of R solving business problems.”

The directive for judges was to evaluate submissions on: 1) Applicability to Business, 2) Innovation, and 3) Persuasiveness. On the close date right before the holidays, there were 11 qualified entries addressing disparate business issues from marketing, manufacturing, clinical trials, sports and information technology.

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