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What is R?

R is an open-source programming language for statistical analysis. It includes a command line interface and several graphical interfaces. Popular algorithm types include linear and nonlinear modeling, time-series analysis, classification and clustering. According to Gartner research, more than 50% of data science teams now use R in some capacity. R language competes with commercial products such as SAS and Fuzzy Logix.

Teradata Take: Many R language algorithms yield inaccurate results when run in parallel. Teradata partnered with Revolution Analytics to convert many R algorithms to run correctly in parallel. Teradata Database runs R in-parallel via its scripting and language support feature. Teradata Aster R runs in-parallel as well. Both solutions eliminate open source R’s limitations around memory, processing and data.