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Using the R Language to Manage and Show Statistical Information in the Cloud

Statistics and Operations Research Department, Technical University of Catalonia, CA80034 Barcelona, Spain
Centre d’Estudis d’Opinió–Generalitat de Catalunya, CA08009 Barcelona, Spain
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Technologies 2018, 6(4), 113;
Received: 11 October 2018 / Revised: 15 November 2018 / Accepted: 20 November 2018 / Published: 30 November 2018
We present a methodology to enable users to interact with the statistical information (survey data) of a public opinion institute which is stored in Cloud infrastructure. Mainly using R, this approach was developed following the open-data philosophy. Also, as we used R, the implementation is mainly based on open-source software. R has several advantages from the point of view of data management and acquisition, as it is becoming a common framework that can be used to structure the processes involved in any statistical operation. It further simplifies the access to data and enables the use of all the power of R in Cloud infrastructure. This methodology was applied successfully to develop a tool to manage the data of the Centre d’Estudis d’Opinió, but it can be applied to other institutions to enable open access to their data. The infrastructure was also deployed to Cloud infrastructure to assure its scalability and 24/7 access. View Full-Text
Keywords: R; open data; API; statistics; DSS; web service R; open data; API; statistics; DSS; web service
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Fonseca i Casas, P.; Tormos, R. Using the R Language to Manage and Show Statistical Information in the Cloud. Technologies 2018, 6, 113.

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