[R] Revolutions blog: June Roundup

David Smith david at revolutionanalytics.com
Tue Jul 10 19:14:14 CEST 2012

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 June:

The FDA goes on the record that it's OK to use R for drug trials:

A review of talks at the useR! 2012 conference: http://bit.ly/M0Oq1O

Using the negative binomial distribution to convert monthly fecundity
into the chances of having a baby in a given time period:

Some benchmarks and a video demonstration of big-data Tweedie models
with Revolution R Enterprise: http://bit.ly/M0Oqii

Why Orbitz's R-based models present more expensive hotels to Mac
users: http://bit.ly/M0Oq1Q

How to convert a rugby score to an equivalent soccer score, with GAMs:

Performance improvements in R 2.15.1: http://bit.ly/M0OoqB

I talk about R for data science in a DM Radio podcast: http://bit.ly/M0Oq1S

CIO magazine says R is a Big Data open source technology to watch:

Birthday probabilities aren't uniform. US census data analysis reveals
unlikely days to be born, as a calendar heatmap based on simulation
(http://bit.ly/M0Oq1T) and a time series (http://bit.ly/M0OoqC).

R makes the cover (with Hadoop and NoSQL) of ComputerWorld magazine:

The "killer app" for R with Hadoop: converting the "crude oil" of
unstructured data into the "refined gasoline" of structured data:

A video with several demonstrations of data mining with R: http://bit.ly/M0Oq1W

Info on the new Revolution R Enterprise 6.0 (based on R 2.14.2),
released in June: http://bit.ly/KjraH3

A Government Security News article on applications of R in government:

Pat Burn's "Inferno-ish R" describes the influences that shaped R, and
includes an historic photo of Robert and Ross: http://bit.ly/M0Oq1X

Other non-R-related stories in the past month included: the
improbability of finding a soulmate (http://bit.ly/M0OoqI), the
Fibonacci sequence in a Tool song (http://bit.ly/M0Oqie), using
randomized trials for government policy (http://bit.ly/M0Oqih), a
Battlestar Galactica game parody (http://bit.ly/M0OoqP), a Lego-themed
movie quiz (http://bit.ly/M0OoqR), the awe of Big Data
(http://bit.ly/M0OoqQ), and Andromeda on a collision course

There are new R user groups in Ankara and Toronto
(http://bit.ly/M0Oqit). Meeting times for local R user groups
(http://bit.ly/eC5YQe) can be found on the updated R Community
Calendar at:

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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# 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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