New blog series from Win-Vector LLC on R, Spark, and big data

The Win-Vector LLC data science blog is starting a new series on using Spark and R to handle big data.

Our goal

What we want to do with the “R and big data” series is:

  • Give a taste of some of the power of the R/Spark combination.

  • Share a “capabilities and readiness” checklist you should apply when evaluating infrastructure.

  • Start to publicly document R/Spark best practices.

  • Describe some of the warts and how to work around them.

  • Share fun tricks and techniques that make working with R/Spark much easier and more effective.

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