R is a powerful language for companies of all different types that are interested in conducting statistical analyses, tests, and models. R offers enticing graphics capabilities while providing users with a comprehensive approach for managing and manipulating data.
And because R is an open source language, it’s developed and maintained by practicing statisticians and researchers. It’s also cross-platform and can run on multiple operating systems and hardware such as GNU/Linux, Macintosh and Windows.
Despite its strengths, R does have a number of limitations as well. High on the list is memory inefficiency. Many R commands can eat up available memory quickly. R also has a steep learning curve and isn’t designed for novice users or programmers.
In light of these challenges, TIBCO Spotfire has created TIBCO Enterprise Runtime for R (TERR for short), a predictive analytics tool for non-programmers that provides the R language to interested users in a highly scalable and secure outsourced environment.
One of the top benefits for Spotfire customers is that the combination of TERR with Spotfire eliminates the need for any user interface coding. Another benefit for all R developers is using TERR to deploy R scripts without the need for any recoding or retesting. The combination allows you to rapidly build and deploy Spotfire applications, so your users can go directly from install to insight in a single day.
TERR offers several benefits to knowledge workers. Users can create and test models directly in RStudio and then distribute them to researchers, statisticians, and professionals via Spotfire. This self-service approach bypasses traditional IT bottlenecks, providing decision-makers with direct access to tests, models, and statistical analyses.
TERR also supports terrific applications for statisticians and researchers in industries such as consumer packaged goods (CPG). For instance, members of a product research team for a CPG can use TERR to easily model and test for market interest for a non-carbonated beverage product that utilizes natural sweeteners.
TERR enables statisticians and researchers on the product team to quickly transition from prototyping to production and obtain faster insights using mashups from multiple data sources while also providing the ability to continuously refine models for the product under development.
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