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revolutionanalyticsMicrosoft this morning announced a deal to buy Revolution Analytics, the top commercial provider of software and services for the open-source R programming language for statistical computing and predictive analytics.

“We are making this acquisition to help more companies use the power of R and data science to unlock big data insights with advanced analytics,” says Joseph Sirosh, Microsoft corporate vice president for machine learning, in a post announcing the deal.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Revolution Analytics is based in Mountain View, Calif., with offices in London and Singapore.

“We’re excited the work we’ve done with Revolution R will come to a wider audience through Microsoft,” said David Smith, Revolution Analytics’ chief community officer, in a post on the company’s blog. “Our combined teams will be able to help more users use advanced analytics within Microsoft data platform solutions, both on-premises and in the cloud with Microsoft Azure. And just as importantly, the big-company resources of Microsoft will allow us to invest even more in the R Project and the Revolution R products.”

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