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PL/R is a PostgreSQL extension that allows the use of R from within PostgreSQL for advanced analytics in a simple, efficient, and controlled manner. It has been available and actively maintained since January 2003. PL/R supports PostgreSQL 8.3 through 9.3, and works with all recent versions of R . It is used by thousands of people worldwide.
Recent trends in big data favor bringing the analytics closer to the data – meanwhile PL/R has been quietly providing this service for over 10 years! This presentation will introduce the audience to PL/R, discuss the pros and cons of this approach to data analysis, take them through basic usage, and finally illustrate its power with a few advanced examples.