"This issue goes beyond R v SAS/SPSS. In the broadest sense, it captures the evolution of IT - hardware and software in yet another domain. The barriers to entry of cost, of skills come crashing down, individuals and newer companies break in, as…"
" After that hackathon that Bill mentioned, that Titanic problem interested me enough to look harder at it. by the next day I'd got my team's rank to 14th of 6955 , a score of .99522. The other 13 ahead of me had a perfect…"
"I was there at the meetup hackathon ! In 75 minutes we went thru installation of R, Rstudio, Kaggle signon, Kaggle Submission AND Scoring - quite apart from a model build at rudiments of R. It was a bloody miracle we got something soup to nuts…"