[R] Revolutions blog roundup: August 2014

David Smith david at revolutionanalytics.com
Thu Sep 4 19:10:26 CEST 2014

Revolution Analytics staff and guests 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 August:

R is the most popular software in the KDNuggets poll for the 4th year
running: http://bit.ly/1AaTLsu

The frequency of R user group meetings continues to rise, and there
are now 147 R user groups worldwide: http://bit.ly/1AaTINi

A video interview with me (David Smith) at the useR! 2014 conference:

In a provocative op-ed, Norm Matloff worries that Statistics is losing
ground to Computer Science: http://bit.ly/1AaTLss

A new certification program for Revolution R Enterprise: http://bit.ly/1AaTJ3D

An interactive map of R user groups around the world, created with R
and Shiny: http://bit.ly/1AaTLst

Using R to generate calendar entries (and create photo opportunities):

Integrating R with production systems with Domino: http://bit.ly/1AaTLsw

The New York Times compares data science to janitorial work:

Rdocumentation.org provides search for CRAN, GitHub and BioConductor
packages and publishes a top-10 list of packages by downloads:

An update to the "airlines" data set (the "iris" of Big Data) with
flights through the end of 2012: http://bit.ly/1AaTLsx

A consultant compares the statistical capabilities of R, Matlab, SAS,
Stata and SPSS: http://bit.ly/1AaTINo

Using heatmaps to explore correlations in financial portfolios:

Video of John Chambers' keynote at the useR! 2014 conference on the
interfaces, efficiency, big data and the history of R:

CIO magazine says the open source R language is becoming pervasive:

Reviews of some presentations at the JSM 2014 conference that used R:

GRAN is a new R package to manage package repositories to support
reproducibility: http://bit.ly/1AaTLIM

The ASA launches a PR campaign to promote the role of statisticians in
society: http://bit.ly/1AaTLIN

Video replay of the webinar Applications in R, featuring examples from
several companies using R: http://bit.ly/1AaTJ3G

General interest stories (not related to R) in the past month
included: dance moves from Japan (http://bit.ly/1AaTLIP), an
earthquake's signal in personal sensors (http://bit.ly/1AaTLIQ), a
3-minute movie in less than 4k (http://bit.ly/1AaTLIR), smooth
time-lapse videos (http://bit.ly/1AaTLIS), representing mazes as trees
(http://bit.ly/1AaTJ3K), and the view from inside a fireworks display

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:

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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As always, thanks for the comments and please keep sending suggestions
to me at david at revolutionanalytics.com or via Twitter (I'm

# David

David M Smith <david at revolutionanalytics.com>
Chief Community Officer, Revolution Analytics
Tel: +1 (650) 646-9523 (Chicago IL, USA)
Twitter: @revodavid

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