Statistics software packages and relational database systems possess considerable overlap in the area of data loading, handling, and transformation. However, only databases are mainly optimized towards high performance in this area. In this paper, we present our approach on bringing the best of these two worlds together. We integrate the analytics-optimized database MonetDB and the R environment for statistical computing in a non-obtrusive, transparent and compatible way.

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Keywords R MonetDB
ACM Database Applications (acm H.2.8)
THEME Information (theme 2)
Project Commit: Time Trails (P019)
Conference International Conference on Scientific and Statistical Database Management
Citation
Mühleisen, H.F, & Lumley, T. (2013). Best of Both Worlds – Relational Databases and Statistics.