IBM joins R Consortium

IBM is joining the R Consortium with a “significant investment,” the company is scheduled to announce at today’s Apache Spark Summit, becoming a top-tier Platinum supporter of the open-source R programming language.

R, designed specifically for statistical computing and other data analysis tasks, has become increasingly popular in recent years as both data volumes and interest in data science have exploded. IBM says that R is among the languages it used to develop its Watson natural language/machine learning platform.

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