Armed with a $750,000 Phase II SBIR from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, statistical software firm Insightful plans to develop an easy-to-use version of a classification method that shows promise for biomedical data analysis, but that has been inaccessible to most researchers.
In a departure for the firm, Insightful has set out to produce an open-source version of the method that will run in both its commercial S-Plus statistical software as well as the open source R programming language.

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