[R] Revolutions blog: October roundup

David Smith david at revolutionanalytics.com
Fri Nov 8 19:52:47 CET 2013

Revolution Analytics staff 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 October:

Joe Rickert recounts the R presence at the Strata + Hadoop World
conference, including slides from the R and Hadoop tutorial:

Hadley Wickham's favorite tools, gadgets and software (including of
course R): http://bit.ly/1acPavm

Revolution R Enterprise 7 is announced, including R 3.0.2: http://bit.ly/1acP8DM

I was interviewed on camera by theCUBE about R, data science, and
Revolution R Enterprise 7: http://bit.ly/1acP8DO

Patrick Burns shares some good reasons for switching from spreadsheets
to R for data analysis: http://bit.ly/1acP8DN

R is used for several sports-related analyses at the The New England
Symposium of Statistics in Sport: http://bit.ly/1acPavk

Some tips for using the .Rprofile file to customize your R session at
startup: http://bit.ly/1acP8DP

Quandl’s introduction to econometrics using R: http://bit.ly/1acPavr

Video replay of a recent webinar by DataSong on implementing
time-to-event models with Revolution R Enterprise:

Revolution R Enterprise is now integrated with Alteryx to provide a
drag-and-drop GUI workflow for R: http://bit.ly/1acPavt

An article in Forbes discusses using R from the Alteryx drag-and-drop
workflow interface: http://bit.ly/1acPavs

Joe Rickert reviews the sessions at the ACM 2013 Big Data Camp:

The New York Times published an article on fantasy football analysis
with R: http://bit.ly/1acPaLG

The latest Rexer poll shows the use of R continues to skyrocket. It’s
the most popular data mining tool by a wide margin:

Replays of two recent webinar presentations on using R on Hadoop,
presented by Cloudera http://bit.ly/1acPaLI and Hortonworks
http://bit.ly/1acP8U8 in conjunction with Revolution Analytics.

Tips and resources for using R for signal processing and time series
analysis: http://bit.ly/1acP8U7

The popular data-visualization software Tableau adds integration with
R: http://bit.ly/1acP8U5

An interactive web tool explains Simpson’s paradox: http://bit.ly/1acPaLJ

R-related presentations from the DataWeek 2013 conference, including
how an IBM division replaced SAS with R: http://bit.ly/1acP8U9

Some non-R stories in the past month included: remembering video
stores (http://bit.ly/1acP8Ub), some optical illusion trickery
(http://bit.ly/1acPaLK), better voting systems
(http://bit.ly/1acPaLL), a funny interpretation of air safety videos
(http://bit.ly/1acP8Ua) and a discussion on how to get ROT from
analytics (http://bit.ly/1acPaLM).

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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# David

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