[R] Last month on the Revolutions blog

David M Smith david at revolution-computing.com
Fri May 1 23:54:35 CEST 2009

I write about R every weekday at http://blog.revolution-computing.com
. In case you missed them, here are some articles from the month of
April of particular interest to r-help subscribers. Thanks to everyone
who has been following the blog and sending me messages and/or leaving
comments -- it always brightens my day to hear from readers!

http://tinyurl.com/cy7x9a (from April 1) announced the new
"lottopredictor" package, and showed how to make a poor-man's density
chart with transparent dots.

http://tinyurl.com/c3pj48 announced the series of courses from
REvolution Computing: "An Introduction to R using Real-World Examples"
and "High-Performance Computing with R".

http://tinyurl.com/csqmlq linked to a chart of R color names, while
http://tinyurl.com/darcho linked to a discussion about RColorBrewer, a
better way to create ranges of colors for charts.

http://tinyurl.com/c7v8nm linked to a useful and amusing list of R
resources from Cerebral Mastication.

http://tinyurl.com/cn64bf linked to solutions in R for some of the
Project Euler programming puzzles.

http://tinyurl.com/c9qqq4 showed how to speed up backtesting in R with
parallel computing from ParallelR 2.0.

http://tinyurl.com/cvtbmu discussed the animations package for
creating animated graphs in R.

http://tinyurl.com/dnxn7n reviews a web-based tool in R for
visualizing performance of baseball pitchers.

http://tinyurl.com/cl3u7u reviews another web-based tool built with R,
linking Google Maps with environmental data.

http://tinyurl.com/cuec9g announced REvolution R Enterprise 2.0, while
http://tinyurl.com/czefgs gave a behind-the-scenes view of the process
of porting R to 64-bit Windows.

http://tinyurl.com/crp6t4 marveled at an amazing feat of productivity:
creating a sales dashboard with only 6 week's experience in R.

http://tinyurl.com/ctmyjq embedded a cute and popular professional
video introducing newcomers to R.

http://tinyurl.com/dyszxb announced the availability of R 2.9.0 on CRAN.

http://tinyurl.com/c26pl5 showed how survival analysis in R can be
applied to business systems.

http://tinyurl.com/cvutfz announced that you can follow me on Twitter
as @revodavid.

http://tinyurl.com/cunen5 reviewed several of the talks from the
outstanding R/Finance 2009 conference.

http://tinyurl.com/dx3srx announced two events I'll be speaking at in
San Francisco in May and June.

(I've provided tinyurls above because many mailers break the long direct URLs.)

Quite a lot of R-specific posts this month! There were also general
(non-R) articles about statistics and probability, graphical displays
of data, and swine flu. Also, the R Community Calendar has been
updated with many forthcoming events related to R.

Comments and suggestions about the blog are welcome! (My email is
david at revolution-computing.com ).

Regards to all,
# David Smith

David M Smith <david at revolution-computing.com>
Director of Community, REvolution Computing www.revolution-computing.com
Tel: +1 (206) 577-4778 x3203 (San Francisco, USA)

Check out our upcoming events schedule at www.revolution-computing.com/events

More information about the R-help mailing list