[R] Revolutions blog: September Roundup

David Smith david at revolutionanalytics.com
Thu Oct 4 20:26:43 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 September:

You can now browse the R-devel sources and changelogs at GitHub:

R is used to create a 3-D animation of the Antarctic ice cap:

At the DataWeek SF conference, R users from eBay, Intuit, Minted and
other companies describe how R is used in production:

A free on-line R course, "Computing for Data Analysis", is underway at
Coursera: http://bit.ly/VAGKXF

Guest blogger Luba Gloukhov used the Million Song Dataset and the
plotGoogleMaps package to make an interactive map of the sources of
popular music: http://bit.ly/VAGKXE

Guest blogger Winston Chang introduced the extrafont package, and
demonstrated how to use alternative fonts for text in R graphics:

Guest blogger Alex Guazzelli describes how the PMML standard and R are
used to deploy predictive models to production environments:

Guest blogger Andrew Winterman uses R to design interactive data
applications: http://bit.ly/VAGLe2

Guest blogger Ron Fredericks shares tips on making videos of R user
group meetings, and links to a presentation about Rhipe at Facebook:

Guest blogger Garrett Grolemund introduced the ggsubplot package, and
gave several examples of using small multiples for data visualization:

Guest blogger Naomi Robbins reprised several examples from her Forbes
blog where R was used to improve on some substandard charts:

Guest blogger Nathan Yau described some of the R tutorials available
at his FlowingData blog to create some stunning data visualizations:

Guest blogger Yihui Xie described how to use his knitr package to
easily create reports with data, code and graphics for the Web:

Guest blogger Douglas McNair uses Revolution R and the RevoScaleR
package at Cerner for the analysis of clinical trials with large
amounts of data: http://bit.ly/VAGLec

KickStarter uses R to visualize how the crowd funding service has
supported independent video game projects: http://bit.ly/VAGIz5

A recent update to ggplot2 introduces "Themes", to allow you to style
your chart according to predefined conventions: http://bit.ly/VAGIz6

Several approaches to creating a random binary matrix in R: http://bit.ly/VAGLeb

Some non-R stories in the past month included: a remarkable use of
magnets (http://bit.ly/VAGIz7), and proof that koalas can swim

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/.

Join the Revolution mailing list at
http://revolutionanalytics.com/newsletter to be alerted to new
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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