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Revolutions blog: July 2017 roundup

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Since 2008, Microsoft (formerly Revolution Analytics) staff and guests
have written 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 July:

A tutorial on using the rsparkling package to apply H20's algorithms to data
in HDInsight:

Several exercises to learn parallel programming with the foreach package:

A presentation on the R6 class system, by Winston Chang:

Joyplot, a ggplot2 extension for visualizing multiple time series or

SQL Server 2017, with many new R-related capabilities, is nearing release:

Ali Zaidi on using neural embeddings with R and Spark to analyze Github

R ranks #6 in the 2017 IEEE Spectrum Top Programming Languages:

Course materials on "Data Analysis for the Life Sciences", from Rafael

How to securely store API keys in R scripts with the "secret" package:

An in-depth tutorial on implementing neural network algorithms in R:

Recordings from the useR!2017 conference in Brussels are now available: 
The conference was also livestreamed:

Recording of my lightning talk, "R in Minecraft":

Uwe Ligges' useR!2017 keynote, "20 years of CRAN":

A framework for implementing a credit risk prediction system with Microsoft R:

The R Consortium is conducting a survey of R users:

The rattle package (and R GUI framework) now supports XGBoost models:

My presentation at useR!2017, "R, Then and Now":

Seven Microsoft customers using R for production applications:

And some general interest stories (not necessarily related to R):

* A video explanation of the rolling shutters effect:

* How Bitcoin and other digital currencies work:

* How sinkholes form:

* Air traffic control in Flight Simulator X:

* High school students build a facial-recognition drone:

As always, thanks for the comments and please keep sending suggestions to
me at [hidden email] or via Twitter (I'm @revodavid).

# David

David M Smith <[hidden email]>
R Community Lead, Microsoft AI & Research
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