Chapter 13. Supporting R in SQL Server

SQL Server R Services combines the power and flexibility of the open source R language with enterprise-level tools for data storage and management, workflow development, and reporting and visualization. This chapter introduces R Services and the R language. R is developing quite fast, so it is worth mentioning that the R version used in this book is 3.2.2 (2015-08-14).

In the first section, you will learn about the free version of the R language and engine. You will also become familiar with the basic concepts of programming in R.

When developing an advanced analytical solution, you spend the vast majority of time with data. Typically, data is not in a shape useful for statistical and other algorithms. Data ...

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