Microsoft revealed that it will be joining the Linux Foundation R Consortium as a founding member.
The founding members of the R Consortium include other major corporations like Google, HP and Oracle. R is a rapidly evolving language for statistical data analysis that’s driving innovation in the field of data sciences.
In the near future, more Microsoft products will come with R built-in. Microsoft is investing in development of advanced analytics solutions for the cloud, on-premise and hybrid environments which could further benefit other members of the consortium.
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