Hooray! Microsoft’s R will remain free and open

January 13, 2016

Via: InfoWorld
After Microsoft acquired Revolution Analytics and its implementation of the R language for statistics and scientific work, worry abounded. Would Microsoft — even the “new” Microsoft with its expanded overtures to open source — make R into a closed source offering? Or perhaps change its licensing to more deeply integrate it into Microsoft’s proprietary world?

The answer to both questions appears to be no … so far. The most recent version of Revolution R Open, 3.2.2, is now known as Microsoft R Open and is available for download along with all of its source code.

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