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Applications of R in Business Competition

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Applications of R in Business Competition -- Winners Announced

The 2011 Applications of R in Business Competition is now complete.

See the competition winners here.

A competition to demonstrate real-world uses of R

Revolution Analytics is offering $20,000 in prizes to the best examples of applying R to business problems. This competition is designed to grow the collection of on-line materials describing how to use R, and to spur adoption of R and Revolution R for business applications. The contest is open to all R users worldwide.

Grand Prize: $10,000 for the best application using R or Revolution R
Bonus Prize: $5,000 for the best application using features unique to Revolution R Enterprise
Honorable Mention Prizes: 5 x $1,000

How to enter: Publish a written application of R to real-world data on Suggested topics include: financial analysis, clinical trial analysis, drug discovery, retail applications, sentiment analysis, fraud detection, insurance. Applications using large data sets are especially welcome.
Click here for detailed instructions for submitting contest entries.

Sep 1 2011: Competition Opens
Oct 31 2011: Deadline for new entries (no new entries; existing entries may be edited until Nov 30)
Nov 1 – Nov 30 2011: Public review and comment period
Nov 30 2011: Final deadline for contest entries; no further editing
Dec 1 2011: 20 finalists selected, judging begins
Jan 15 2011: Winners announced

Grand Prize and Bonus Prize will be selected by a panel of independent judges drawn from the R and business community. Finalists and honorable mention winners selected by Revolution Analytics.

All entries will be published under a Creative Commons BY-SA license and are subject to the official competition rules.