REvolution Computing had created big expectations with it’s pedigreed open source credentials
They followed it with the exciting 64 bit version for R and components for Parallel R- and then waited . It seemed they would RATHER lie low and not annoy Microsoft etc ( their funding and technical partners as per their own words) and (Masters of the Open Source management game)
THAN do the following -
1) Create a better GUI for more retail acceptance among stats users ( so as not to undercut Microsoft SQL Analysis Server)
2) Create a cloud computing API for Amazon EC2 or a private cloud offering like SAS or just about anyone else (hoping to wait for Microsoft Azure)
3) Invest more in standardizing the documentation and help for R (for corporate users the R help list wont do and search the archives wont do.)
4) Give or share economic incentives to other R package developers for algols which can be used for Business Intelligence or Enterprise wide analytics.
If they create a R Online Doc , acceptance of R would be so much better would not it.
Sadly, R or R plus or Enterprise R would then fizzle out much like the once promising and now defunct except in musuems S or Splus.
Sorry guys, but we dont buy it anymore. This was never about changing the world. It was always about the money, isn’t it.
Your call. Your product.
I will wait till they come with a new language to succeed R ( maybe like Zee).
Or till they get excited about it again ( yes we got the NY times to write an 4 th page again!!)
see below a graph from a better R graph gallery.