Some of the most commonly noted benefits of the functions available in the RevoScaleR package include:

  • Fast and scalable analytics; use the same functions to analyze data frames in memory and huge data sets

  • A collection of commonly used analytics functions, including model predictions

  • Flexible transformations and subsetting of huge data sets

  • Efficient .xdf file format for storing data

  • Standalone “data step” operation

  • On-the-fly operations in analytic functions

  • Framework for developing custom “chunking” algorithms in R

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