by Thomas Dinsmore
Last week, Revolution Analytics released the Limited Availability edition of Revolution R Enterprise Release 6.2. Interest in this new release is high, and we're very pleased with user response. Over the next several weeks, I will share more detailed information about the capabilities included in this new release.
Revolution R Enterprise Release 6.2 supports open source R 2.15.3, the latest stable version. Release 6.1, our current GA release, supports open source R 2.14.2. Revolution R Enterprise users who upgrade to Release 6.2 benefit from 89 new features, 11 performance enhancements and 139 bug fixes in the open source R software releases.
Here are brief summaries of the new capabilities in each open source R release:
But that's not all. R package developers work on a different cadence from the R Project as a whole. There are at least 137 CRAN packages with new releases that depend on R 2.15.x, including:
There are also some recently released independent R packages, such as RStan, that depend on R 2.15. If you use any of these packages, Revolution R Enterprise Release 6.2 enables you to upgrade to a more recent version.
In the next post, I'll write about our exciting new capability for Stepwise Regression with Big Data.