Predictive Analytics with TIBCO Spotfire® and TIBCO® Enterprise Runtime for R
Last updated:
3:15pm Nov 28, 2018


TIBCO Spotfire® makes it easy for you to analyze data from any number of data sources. Using this data, you can create predictive models and apply advanced techniques within the Spotfire environment. You can also use R models and run them within Spotfire using the in-built TIBCO® Enterprise Runtime for R  engine, as well a leveraging advanced analytics from SAS, MATLAB and databases. You can seamlessly go from data to charts, charts to charts and charts to data which gives you complete flexibility in how you want to analyze data and take advantage of advanced  modeling techniques. You spend time generating insights from your data rather than working on logistics of data and multiple tools.

And once you create an analysis, you can easily share this interactive analysis with others via the Spotfire Library and Spotfire Web Player.

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TIBCO Enterprise Runtime for R

  • TIBCO's enterprise-grade runtime for the R language

  • Software Required

    • For desktop use, TIBCO Enterprise Runtime for R is automatically Installed with Spotfire Desktop/Analyst, and you can use it directly. For example, you can configure RStudio to open the same TIBCO Enterprise Runtime for R engine, and easily dowload and install CRAN packages for use with TIBCO Enterprise Runtime for R. 

    • For cloud use, TIBCO Enterprise Runtime for R is included on TIBCO Cloud™ Spotfire®. You can design data functions with Spotfire Analyst for TIBCO Cloud™ Spotfire®, and then publish them to TIBCO Cloud™ Spotfire®. You can use any of the nearly 600 CRAN packages also available on TIBCO Cloud™ Spotfire®. To reviewa list of the available packages, see

    • To use TIBCO Enterprise Runtime for R in Spotfire Web applications, Spotfire Statistics Services is required. 

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Open Source R

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You might find yourself working in a situation where you have Python programmers writing Python scripts and R programmers writing R scripts, but you need to share results from data across the organization. Using TIBCO Enterprise Runtime for R, Python, and a set of available packages, you can span the chasm of programming languages for meaningful results.  Optionally, you can create a data function in TIBCO Spotfire to call this code, and then use the results returned from Python to create a visualization.