Microsoft R Client provides a free taste of R Server

If you’ve been hungering to make use of the advanced number-crunching technology in Microsoft’s R Server product, but feared its pricetag, Microsoft itself has a partial answer: Microsoft R Client.

Free, but not open source, R Client is built with much of the same code as R Server. It even includes many of the same features, such as the “ScaleR” technology that allows R programs to benefit from multicore architectures, although they’re only available here in a limited form.

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