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R Consortium solicits feedback on R package best practices

With over 12,000 R packages on CRAN alone, the choice of which package to use for a given task is challenging. While summary descriptions, documentation, download counts and word-of-mouth may help direct selection, a standard assessment of package quality can greatly help identify the suitability of a package for a given (non-)commercial need. Providing the R Community of package users an easily recognized “badge” indicating the level of quality achievement will make it...

Monday, June 11, 2018 | News | Read More

Announcing the release of Oracle R Advanced Analytics for Hadoop 2.7.1

We are pleased to announce the general availability of Oracle R Advanced Analytics for Hadoop (ORAAH) 2.7.1, a component of the Oracle Big Data Connectors, which enables big data analytics from R. With ORAAH, Data Scientists and Data Analysts have access to the rich and productive R language for accessing and manipulating data resident across multiple platforms, including HDFS, Hive, Oracle Database, and local files. By leveraging the parallel and distributed Hadoop and Spark...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 | News | Read More

Oracle R Enterprise 1.5.1 for Oracle Database is now available

We are pleased to announce that Oracle R Enterprise (ORE) 1.5.1 is now available for download for Oracle Database Enterprise Edition with Oracle R Distribution 3.3.0 / R-3.3.0. Oracle R Enterprise is a component of the Advanced Analytics option to Oracle Database. With ORE 1.5.1, we introduce two new packages: OREdplyr - a transparency layer enhancement - allows ORE users access to many of the popular dplyr functions on ore.frames; and a second package via separate download,...

Thursday, August 31, 2017 | News | Read More

BIWA Summit 2018 with Spatial and Graph Summit - Call for Speakers

(pdf announcement) Oracle Conference Center at Oracle Headquarters Campus, Redwood Shores, CA Share your successes… We want to hear your story. Submit your proposal today for Oracle BIWA Summit 2018, featuring Oracle Spatial and Graph Summit, March 20 - 22, 2018 and share your successes with Oracle technology. The call for speakers is now open through December 3, 2017.  Submit now for possible early acceptance and publication in Oracle BIWA Summit 2018 promotion materials.  Click HE...

Thursday, June 29, 2017 | News | Read More

R Consortium Announces New Projects

The R Consortium works with and provides support to the R Foundation and other organizations developing, maintaining and distributing R software and provides a unifying framework for the R user community. The R Consortium Infrastructure Steering Committee (ISC) supports projects that help the R community, whether through software development, developing new teaching materials, documenting best practices, promoting R to new audiences, standardizing APIs, or doing research. In...

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 | News | Read More

Learn, Share, and Network! Join us at BIWA Summit, Oracle HQ, January 26-28

Join us at BIWA Summit held at Oracle Headquarters to learn about the latest in Oracle technology, customer experiences, and best practices, while sharing your experiences with colleagues, and networking with technology experts. BIWA Summit 2016, the Oracle Big Data + Analytics User Group Conference is joining forces with the NoCOUG SIG’s YesSQL Summit, Spatial SIG’s Spatial Summit and DWGL for the biggest BIWA Summit ever.  Check out the BIWA Summit’16 agenda. The BIWA Summit...

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 | News | Read More