I just downloaded R Comp’s latest release of REvolution R. The individual Win 32 version is free, while Enterprise version with Win 64 versions. Tech support is included in services contract for the software which should help with any corporate willing to take R on a trial basis.
From the press release ,
REvolution Computing Makes High Performance ‘REvolution R’
Available For Download
New Haven, CT – January 28, 2009 – REvolution Computing, a leading provider of open source predictive analytics solutions, today announced that it has made a public version of its commercial grade REvolution R program available for download from its website. REvolution R is REvolution Computing’s distribution of the popular R statistical software, optimized for use in commercial environments.
With the latest release of REvolution R, REvolution Computing has added significant performance enhancements to the base system, which can prove to be of great value in both commercial and research settings. A key feature includes the use of powerful optimized libraries capable of boosting performance by a factor of 5 or 10 for commonly used operations. In addition, REvolution R has been put through a quality process designed to meet regulatory agency audit standards, making the subscription version reliable for use in mission critical research and production.
“In making our latest release of REvolution R available for download, REvolution Computing is providing all R users the ability to take advantage of optimized and validated software previously available only to commercial users,” said REvolution Computing CEO, Richard Schultz. “In a true commercial open source way, we have reached the point in our development that we are able to offer significant value to both sets of our community users – REvolution R for all users, and REvolution R Enterprise, with additional commercial-grade capabilities and support, available by annual subscription.”
REvolution’s commercial distribution, REvolution R Enterprise, features advanced functionality, including ParallelR, which speeds deployment across both multiprocessor workstations and clusters to enable the same codes to be used for prototyping and production. REvolution R Enterprise is functional with 64-bit platforms and Linux enterprise platforms and provides for telephone support and response guarantees.
Some background on the company itself ………..from the company itself-
About REvolution Computing
New Haven, Connecticut-based REvolution Computing is the leading commercial provider of software and support for the statistical computing language known as “R.”
Our products, including REvolution R and REvolution R Enterprise, enable statisticians, scientists and others to create superior predictive models and derive meaning from large sets of mission-critical data in record time. REvolution Computing
works closely with the R community to incorporate the latest developments in open source R, and with our clients to support their efforts to produce groundbreaking innovations in life sciences, financial services, defense technology and other industries where high-level analytics are crucial to success. At REvolution Computing, “We do the math.”
The product names “RPro,” “ParallelR,” “REvolution R,” and “REvolution R Enterprise,” are trademarks of REvolution Computing.
This basically gives the company first mover
advantage in commercial R. The timing is also fortunate as companies across the world look to cut costs (unfortunately labor costs are being cut faster than software costs) as well as move beyond traditional analytics softwares that performed ah so well in the sub prime prediction market.
REvolution R is available for download on Windows and Intel MacOS X, both in 32-bit mode at http://www.revolution-computing.com/downloads/revolution-r.php