Introduction to R


R is the key language for Data and Statistical Analysis. It has been around for some time but is now going to be included in SQL Server 2016. This is a big deal as it provides an integrated set of analytical and data manipulation tools into the SQL environment and simplifies programming over what is available in TSQL and .NET extensions. (Updated for the release of SQL Server 2016).

This session will provide some use cases and an overview of R, the development process and how to get about learning the tools. This session will be heavy on examples.

Dan Hartshorn

Dan Hartshorn is Principal Consultant at Hartshorn Associates. He is a leading BI, Data and SharePoint Enterprise Architect. Passionate advocate in using enterprise data as an asset to drive business results.

By training Dan is actually statistician and is a real numbers and data geek.

He is experienced in Azure, SQL Server, .Net, Web Development, Power BI, SharePoint, Office 365, Big Data, and major BI tools. A recognized expert in SharePoint, SQL Server and Business Information design, development, deployment and governance. Specialties include Managing data as a corporate asset, SharePoint, development, Database Development, Data Warehousing, Business Information and Reporting, Big Data, Cloud Applications, Collaboration, Project and Program Management, Business Development, Corporate Performance Management, Organization Planning.