||HOL - I have my data...Now what? Leveraging R to understand data in Informix.|
||Kevin J. Smith is a quality engineer at IBM Informix Database Server, focusing on NoSQL, Rest, Cloud, Bluemix, CSDK, and JDBC. He has 6 years of quality engineering and process automation experience with IBM Informix Database Server. He has supported each focus area with end-to-end automated test capabilities covering functional, integration, stress, certification, and interoperability. He holds Bachelor degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics from MidAmerica Nazarene University.|
|Businesses are collecting data on a scale previously unseen, but if you want to understand and use your data, how do you go about it? Well, R is designed specifically for statistical computing and graphics. It is free and open source, the latter meaning that anyone can interrogate the code to see what’s going on - there’s no black box involved. R provides a flexible analysis toolkit where all of the standard statistical techniques are built-in. Not only that, but there is a large R community who regularly contribute new functionality through add-on ‘packages’. In fact, finding a particular statistical model or technique that is not already available through R is a tricky task indeed!