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Spotfire and Insightful to Join Applications for Business Data Analysis

NEW YORK, June 6 (GenomeWeb News) - Spotfire and Insightful will integrate parts of their respective statistical and visual analytics software to analyze business data, the companies said today.


Under the agreement, Spotfire has licensed Insightful's embeddable S-Plus OEM toolkit and plans to integrate certain S-Plus routines and libraries with its DecisionSite visual analytic application in order to create products to extract more information from customers' business data.


Both Insightful's S-Plus statistical analysis software and Spotfire's DecisionSite visual data analytics product also have applications in the life sciences.

The Scan

Interfering With Invasive Mussels

The Chicago Tribune reports that researchers are studying whether RNA interference- or CRISPR-based approaches can combat invasive freshwater mussels.

Participation Analysis

A new study finds that women tend to participate less at scientific meetings but that some changes can lead to increased involvement, the Guardian reports.

Right Whales' Decline

A research study plans to use genetic analysis to gain insight into population decline among North American right whales, according to CBC.

Science Papers Tie Rare Mutations to Short Stature, Immunodeficiency; Present Single-Cell Transcriptomics Map

In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.