Press Release

Thursday, March 27, 2014

15 Universities using RStudio to advance the education of the Data Scientist community.

Data Science is the Fastest growing job in the market

BOSTON, MA – In what’s likely just the beginning of a long-term story, job listings indexed by employment search engine indicate that market demand for data scientists and people capable of working with “big data” took a huge leap over the last year.

“Even if you just look at it as a superficial marketing change, it shows how excited people are about applying statistical techniques to new problems,” says leading independent data scientist Pete Warden. “The success of companies like Google and Amazon has encouraged a whole generation of business leaders to try and replicate their data-driven processes, and left them searching for data scientists.”

R is an open source statistical language and software that is quickly becoming a tool of choice for data scientists. According to a KD Nuggets surveythat measured the popularity of various programming languages, the number of data miners using R is growing; 61 percent of data miners who responded to the survey reported that they now use it.

“It’s better for everyone if the tools used for research and science are free and open.” says Ceo & Founder of RStudio JJ Allaire. “There are many benefits to free software in science: improved reproducibility, wider sharing of knowledge and techniques, and elimination of cost barriers to create a more level playing field, to name just a few. R users are doing some of the most innovative and important work in science, education, and industry. It’s a daily inspiration and challenge to keep up with the community and all it is accomplishing. Our goal as a company is to empower users to learn and be productive with R and then to tackle the toughest and most interesting problems with R.”

About RStudio, Inc.

RStudio provides open source and enterprise-ready professional software for the R statistical computing environment. RStudio products, including RStudio IDE and the web application framework RStudio Shiny, simplify R application creation and web deployment for data scientists and data analysts.

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