[R] Revolutions blog roundup: December 2012

David Smith david at revolutionanalytics.com
Mon Jan 14 19:12:32 CET 2013

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 December:

January 24: the webinar "Using R with Hadoop" will be presented by
Jeffrey Breen: http://bit.ly/W0AqqZ

The blog is.R ran an excellent series of R tips and application in
December, with posts including working with Stata files, working with
graphs and networks, and text analysis: http://bit.ly/W0Asze

Kohske Takahashi provides R scripts to create a collection of optical
illusions: http://bit.ly/W0AqqY

Highlights of the latest issue of the R Journal: http://bit.ly/W0Aszh

Coursera has a new free online course on data analysis with R starting
on January 22: http://bit.ly/W0Aszf

A video tutorial on using the sqldf package to manipulate data frames
using SQL: http://bit.ly/W0Aszg

Esteban Moro Egido visualizes the growth of political revolutions
using Twitter and R: http://bit.ly/W0Aszi

Videos from Coursera's introductory course on R are available on
YouTube: http://bit.ly/W0Aszj

The Revolutions blog celebrates its 4th anniversary with the top 10
posts of 2012: http://bit.ly/W0Aqr0

An analysis using R suggests the UK's NHS could save hundreds of
millions on prescription drug costs: http://bit.ly/W0Aqr1

"Try R" is a new on-line interactive tutorial for R: http://bit.ly/W0Aqr2

RStudio's "shiny" package for interactive web-based R applications is
now available on CRAN: http://bit.ly/W0Aqr3

Revolution R Enterprise 6.1 adds the capability for fitting
rpart-style tree models to data in Hadoop HDFS: http://bit.ly/W0Aqr4

A New York Times graphic editor shares how he uses R base graphics to
create bar charts in the newspaper: http://bit.ly/W0Aszk

Some non-R stories in the past month included: how to make a
360-degree photo of a landmark (http://bit.ly/W0Aszl), influential
data scientists on Twitter (http://bit.ly/W0AsPy), fire and magnetism
(http://bit.ly/W0Aqr6), and a card trick using base 3 arithmetic

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(http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/local-r-groups.html) 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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# David

David M Smith <david at revolutionanalytics.com>
VP of Marketing, Revolution Analytics  http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com
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