Quandl has now a feature that lets users export data as an R matrix, this way the data can
be easily loaded into R. Damn awesome righto? Kudos to the guys from Quandl!
Today’s idea is use Quandl approach in other applications. Jenkins exports some of its objects to its external
JSON API. And there are stats being collected from plug-ins (like the download statistics). I am curious to know if
there would have any gain in exporting parts of this data as R matrices and processing it directly with R.
This could be used in a lot of different applications, perhaps even using Hadoop and R. Instead of writing
collectors to consume an RESTful service, you would simply write one R line to get the job done.
R does very fine in plotting too, so I wouldn’t be surprised to at least see some prettier charts :o)