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R Is Not Enough For “Big Data” and quant analytics – Forbes forbes.com

(Last Updated On: May 8, 2012)

R Is Not Enough For “Big Data” and quant analytics – Forbes forbes.com

I talk to people regularly about “big data” use in their businesses.  I don’t like the label “big data”, because that suggests the key measure is how many bits you have available to use.  But who cares how much data you have?  With too little data, you won’t be able […]


Title seemed misleading. I’m putting a lot of energy into my work of transitioning from Excel to R, so if not R, what should I be learning? Fortunately, after a quick read, it makes a lot of sense. I think a better title is “Statistical Algorithms aren’t enough. Logical Reasoning Necessary.” Thanks for sharing, Robert!


As a true R fan I agree that the title is misleading. Indeed, it is more about that the creative thinking and problem solving process should not be overshadowed by the quest for the latest analytics techniques and algorithms.

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Sometimes I think we are trying to make the computers do all the thinking for us. The computer depends solely on our own creative thinking. The algorithms start with us not with the computers. I agree with Robert.

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