[R] Revolutions blog: April 2013 roundup
David Smith
david at revolutionanalytics.com
Fri May 10 19:22:02 CEST 2013
I write about R every weekday at the Revolutions blog:
http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com
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 April:
A critique of a SAS whitepaper comparing the performance of SAS, R and
Mahout: http://bit.ly/12jg9Bj
A video presentation from statistician Tess Nesbitt at UpStream, who
uses GAM survival models in R for marketing attribution analysis:
http://bit.ly/12jg9Bl
The April edition of the Revolution Analytics newsletter: http://bit.ly/12jgcgA
The "lahman" package provides access to baseball statistics from R:
http://bit.ly/12jg9Bk
New features in Revolution R Enterprise 6.2, now available:
http://bit.ly/12jgcgB
Videos from Jeff Leek's Coursera course on data analysis with R:
http://bit.ly/12jgcgz
Revolution Analytics named to CRN Big Data 100: http://bit.ly/12jgcgC
An informative discussion amongst data scientists: http://bit.ly/12jg9Bm
Why you should use R instead of Excel for statistics: http://bit.ly/12jg9Bn
An early preview of Revolution R Enterprise 7: http://bit.ly/12jg9Bo
A handy cheat sheet for symbols you can use in equations in R
graphics: http://bit.ly/12jgcgD
How to discretize data http://bit.ly/12jgcgE and perform stepwise
regression http://bit.ly/12jg9Bq on big data with the RevoScaleR
package.
Some useful lists for data scientists and statisticians (including 17
R-related sites): http://bit.ly/12jgcgK
R user group presentations from Dublin, Milan and Cambridge:
http://bit.ly/12jgcgI
The R code behind Rodrigo Zamith's NCAA Tournament Visualizer:
http://bit.ly/Yk777N
The new bigvis package for visualizing large data sets: http://bit.ly/12jg9Bp
Using the RevoScaleR package to visualize big data with hex bin
charts: http://bit.ly/12jgcgJ
A look at SAS from an R programmer's perspective: http://bit.ly/12jg9Br
R version 3 is released, now supports big vectors: http://bit.ly/12jgcwY
New features in the RevoScaleR package: http://bit.ly/Yk79ww
Ten new R user groups around the world: http://bit.ly/12jg9Bu
Some non-R stories in the past month included: handy tech tips
(http://bit.ly/12jgcwZ), dogs that play ball with themselves
(http://bit.ly/12jgcx0), how open source software can reform
government (http://bit.ly/12jg9Bw), the PeerIndex Big Data 100
(http://bit.ly/12jg9Bx), quadrocopter vs Tesla coil
(http://bit.ly/12jgcx1), and a funny video about quirky programming
languages (http://bit.ly/12jg9By).
Meeting times for local R user groups
(http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/local-r-groups.html) can be found
on the updated R Community Calendar at:
http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/calendar.html
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
follow the blog using an RSS reader, or by following me on Twitter
(I'm @revodavid).
Cheers,
# David
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