# Blogs

Exegetic Analytics extols the wonders of foreach package for iterative operations that go beyond the standard "for" loop in R. For example, here's a neat (if not optimally efficient) construct using filters to calculate the primes less than 100:

*by Joseph Rickert*

*By Revolution Analytics senior program manager James Peruvankal*

Big Data is driving

immediate changes in the insurance industry that will have long term effects

well beyond its industry impact. Reacting to pressure from competitors and

shareholders, insurance companies around the world are working to improve their

analytical capabilities to deliver innovative and personalized products to both

acquire new customers while ensuring the profitability of all their customers

remains high.

Revolution Analytics has teamed up with Cloudera to bring the scalable data manipulation and statistical modeling algorithms of Revolution R Enteprise to the massively-parallel computing environments of CDH3 and CDH4 Hadoop clusters.

We're proud that Revolution R Enterprise recently received the award for Top Innovator for Data Visualization from DataWeek.

I have no idea who created this (Google Image Search just yields a bunch of unattributed Tumblrs) but it's cool:

By my eye, it looks like each dot travels along each diameter on a sinusoidal projection, and I guess it wouldn't be hard to prove that by offsetting each wave by 45 degrees you'd end up with a circle. Still, I'm not going to try, and instead just enjoy the animation. Woo.

That's all for this week — have a great weekend!

This coming Tuesday, August 27, our US Chief Scientist Mario Inchosa will reveal some details of the forthcoming in-Hadoop predictive analytics capabilities of Revolution R Enterprise 7, due for release later this year. Here's the abtract of his webinar, High Performance Predictive Analytics in R and Hadoop:

*by Joseph Rickert*

Earlier this month, we looked at the trends in the job prospects for data analysts with expertise in R and SAS, by looking at the number of job postings that mention each software package. Because R's single-letter name makes it hard to search for, and because SAS is used for many other things besides data analysis, I coupled the search with the term "statistics".

With the FMS Symphony by csv soundsystem you can *listen* to the Global Financial Crisis as you watch interest rates plunge while the Treasury floods the market with emergency funds.