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by Stephen Weller, Senior Support Engineer at Revolution Analytics, and Joseph Rickert

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January 1, 2014

It's a brand new year, and the Revolutions blog is now three weeks into its sixth year. Hard to believe that a little over five years ago this was the only R-related blog; now there are more than 450 and the R project and the R community continue to thrive and grow. 

As we close out the year, we asked a few members of the Revolution Analytics team to make a few predictions about big data analytics, data science and R for 2014. Here's what they came up with (including a few from yours truly).

by Luba Gloukhov

The first time I had an Islay single malt, my mind was blown. In my first foray into the world of whiskies, I took the plunge into the smokiest, peatiest beast of them all — Laphroig. That same night, dreams of owning a smoker were replaced by the desire to roam the landscape of smoky single malts.

As an Islay fan, I wanted to investigate whether distilleries within a given region do in fact share taste characteristics. For this, I used a dataset profiling 86 distilleries based on 12 flavor categories.

The marketers at Honda clearly wanted people to think this CR-V ad was so cool, that they had to share it. Well, they got me:


by Daniel Hanson, QA Data Scientist, Revolution Analytics

Christmas Day is a holiday for the Revolution Analytics team. However you celebrate, the warmest seasons greetings go to our customers, partners, readers and the R community worldwide from everyone at Revolution Analytics. Click here for a holiday message from our CEO, Dave Rich

We leave you with some seasonal cheer from our Mountain View holiday party — thanks to Parisa M for sharing!



by Sheri Gilley, Principal UI Designer at Revolution Analytics

by Thomas Dinsmore, Director of Product Management at Revolution Analytics