[R] Revolutions Blog: February Roundup

David Smith david at revolutionanalytics.com
Fri Mar 9 20:41:57 CET 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 February:

February 29 marked the 12th anniversary of the release of R 1.0.0, and
the release of R 2.14.2: http://bit.ly/zp92pR

A list of commercial vendors who have integrated R with their products
for data, analysis, and presentation: http://bit.ly/zfu1sQ

The rmr package (part of the RHadoop project integrating R and Hadoop)
has been updated with improved performance and controls:

A three-part tutorial on creating beautiful choropleths and
raster-based maps with R: http://bit.ly/wTkqeW

How to analyze weblog data with R: http://bit.ly/yNlFr4

Slides and video from the recent webinar, "Revolution R: 100% R and
more" are available: http://bit.ly/yy4cG2

R is featured in two articles in Sybase's Financial Services Viewpoint
newsletter: http://bit.ly/wVA1Ne

Our review of "Machine Learning for Hackers", a new O'Reilly book that
makes heavy use of R: http://bit.ly/ye6yU5

An "Introduction to R" course in San Jose, CA on Mar 10: http://bit.ly/yJUXnG

Political analysis publication Politico uses R charts to look at data
from the US presidential primary elections: http://bit.ly/xHC3Wz

Hadley Wickham's webinar "A backstage tour of ggplot2" previews new
features in the latest version of the R graphics package (video and
slides): http://bit.ly/AuTZ4M

Revolution R Enterprise now supporting Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6:

A stunning map of bike route usage in London, created with ggplot2:

How to visualize a conversation on Twitter with R: http://bit.ly/x0pmaa

Rstudio updated to version 0.95: http://bit.ly/yYLr9V

High-performance computing with Revolution R on MSU's Statistical
Computing Cluster featured in ReadWriteWeb: http://bit.ly/zfRF1B

Revolution Analytics welcomes new CEO, Dave Rich: http://bit.ly/y4XMNh

R charts in prominent places: in Facebook's IPO documents, and in the
journal Nature: http://bit.ly/xNnZo4

Analyst David Menninger reflects on the winning entries in the
Applications of R in Business contest: http://bit.ly/yBe3tX

Other non-R-related stories in the past month included: top
influencers in Big Data (http://bit.ly/AlzK9k), how Target predicted a
girl's pregnancy before her father knew (http://bit.ly/ziBr4V), and a
better map-folding method (http://bit.ly/zu7LgZ). And on a lighter
note: What Statisticians Actually Do (http://bit.ly/x4Qmg4), and Star
Wars as community theatre (http://bit.ly/ybEOoR) and Lego

There are new R user groups in Austin and Adelaide
(http://bit.ly/xeRdu7), Cambridge (http://bit.ly/zaUPfD), Berkeley
(http://bit.ly/wGDXex).  There's also interest in R user groups in
Austria (http://bit.ly/xvtneh), Pittsburgh (http://bit.ly/zDxinh) and
Phoenix (http://bit.ly/xmluqq). 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.

As always, thanks for the comments and please keep sending suggestions
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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