[R] Revolutions Blog: November Roundup

David Smith david at revolutionanalytics.com
Wed Dec 7 19:49:31 CET 2011

I write about R every weekday at the Revolutions blog:
and every month I post a summary of articles from the previous month
of particular interest to readers of r-help.

In case you missed them, here are some articles related to R from the
month of November:

R 2.14 now includes SVG support for Windows: http://bit.ly/vKQ0UC

The submissions for the Applications of R in Business contest are
available for viewing online: http://bit.ly/urjg8F

A tutorial on using the Rdatamarket package to import public datasets
into R: http://bit.ly/t7vUok

Free books on R for multivariate analysis, biomedical statistics, and
time series available for download: http://bit.ly/sKxZSV

Revolution R Enterprise 5.0 has been released: http://bit.ly/vrn6wU .
Download the slides and replay for the webinar here:
http://bit.ly/s0VtVQ . It's available for free download to members of
the academic community: http://bit.ly/uv0fPf . There's a review of the
new release here: http://bit.ly/rMe54q

Hadley Wickham presents the "R Development Master Class" in San
Francisco: http://bit.ly/eC5YQe

Slides and a video interview from a talk on the RHadoop project given
at Hadoop World 2011: http://bit.ly/rGdYeG

Using calendar heat maps in R to visualize training for a marathon:

Modeling 70Gb of birth records data using the RevoScaleR package:

Why we do need to deal with big data in R: http://bit.ly/rFmW9N

The University of Washington is offering a web-based course on
financial modeling with R: http://bit.ly/sLXYCY

R performance tip: pre-allocate a vector, rather than extending it in
a loop: http://bit.ly/ueKsMc

A review of the new book "The Art of R Programming" by Norman Matloff:

R remains the preferred tool of participants in the Kaggle predictive
modeling competitions: http://bit.ly/uN9DkL

Other non-R-related stories in the past month included: data mining
wine (http://bit.ly/ueyIF0 ), creating a "holodeck" with Kinect
sensors (http://bit.ly/vv5pAV ), visualizing a year of the sky
(http://bit.ly/rLv0zB ) and a radio series on Big Data
(http://bit.ly/vSeCWm ).

Meeting times for local R user groups (http://bit.ly/eC5YQe ) can be
found on the updated R Community Calendar at: http://bit.ly/bb3naW

If you're looking for more articles about R, you can find summaries
from previous months at http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/roundups/.
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articles on a monthly basis.

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to me at david at revolutionanalytics.com . Don't forget you can also
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# David
David M Smith <david at revolutionanalytics.com>
VP of Marketing, Revolution Analytics  http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com
Tel: +1 (650) 646-9523 (Palo Alto, CA, USA)

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