While R is not a difficult language to learn, "it's not a graphical user interface. You are actually working with code when you work with R," Smith said.
The service can also help users connect their copies R to other, more graphically oriented business analysis tools, such as Tableau, Alteryx Analytics, RStudio and Qlikview.
The AdviseR package also offers unlimited access to both a user forum and an online knowledge base maintained by Revolution Analytics. The company will also offer monthly Web seminars from R experts.