“RStudio Connect was the only solution we saw that allowed us to replicate the interactivity that our users got in spreadsheets, but hosted on a server for ease of access and maintainability, and built around more complex statistical approaches that R enabled.”
- Jared Goulart, Director of Operations Analytics, Redfin

Redfin had a data problem

  • Spreadsheets, emails, and files saved to Google Drive became inadequate as the complexity of their models and data requirements increased.
  • Rigorous statistical approaches to forecasting were simply no longer possible in the current environment.
  • Workbooks and other existing production environments were painfully slow to update and adapt to changing requirements.

How R, Shiny, and RStudio Connect helped

  • No more spreadsheet formulas. Source-code written in R is perfect for ongoing maintenance and reproducibility.
  • Lightning-fast statistical processes, such as filtering, aggregating, and forecasting, powered by open-source packages.
  • Complex models turned into beautiful, easy, and interactive Shiny applications for end-users to generate insights from:

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About Redfin

Redfin is a technology-powered real estate brokerage, combining its own full-service agents with modern technology to redefine real estate in the consumer's favor. Founded by software engineers, Redfin has the country's #1 brokerage website and offers a host of online tools to consumers, including the Redfin Estimate, the automated home-value estimate with the industry's lowest published error rate for listed homes. Homebuyers and sellers enjoy a full-service, technology-powered experience from Redfin real estate agents, while saving thousands in commissions. Redfin serves more than 90 major metro areas across the U.S. and Canada. The company has helped customers buy or sell homes worth more than $85 billion.

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