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Revolutions blog: June 2018 roundup

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Since 2008, Microsoft staff and guests have written about R 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 June:

An animated visualization of global migration, created in R by Guy Abel:
http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2018/06/global-migration-animated-with-r.html

My take on the question, Should you learn R or Python for data science?
http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2018/06/python-or-r.html

The BBC and Financial Times use R -- without post-processing -- for publication
graphics: http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2018/06/ft-bbc-uses-r.html

"Handling Strings in R", a free e-book by Gaston Sanchez, has been updated:
http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2018/06/handling-strings-with-r.html

My AI, Machine Learning and Data Science roundup for June 2018:
http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2018/06/ai-roundup-june-2018.html

The PYPL Popularity of Languages Index ranks R as the 7th most popular
programming language:
http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2018/06/pypl-programming-language-trends.html

The "lime" package provides tools for interpreting machine learning models in R:
http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2018/06/lime-package.html

An R vignette by Paige Bailey on detecting unconscious bias in predictive
models: http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2018/06/understanding-bias.html

Microsoft R Open 3.5.0 has been released
http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2018/06/microsoft-r-open-350-now-available.html
(with a subsequent fix for Debian systems:
http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2018/06/hotfix-for-mro-350-on-linux.html)

Slides from the webinar, What's New in Azure for Machine Learning and AI:
http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2018/06/whats-new-in-azure-for-machine-learning-and-ai.html

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

* The Curvature Blindness Illusion:
  http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2018/06/because-its-friday-wavy-lines.html

* Lioness v Wrestlers in tug-of-war:
  http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2018/06/because-its-friday-the-lioness-sleeps-tonight.html

* A comedian imagines an AI writing a TV commercial:
  http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2018/06/because-its-friday-olive-garden.html

* A fur seal, transcribed:
  http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2018/06/because-its-friday-sealese.html

* An architecture error and a near-disaster in NYC:
  http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2018/06/because-its-friday-buildings-shake.html

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

Cheers,
# David

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David M Smith <[hidden email]>
Developer Advocate, Microsoft Cloud & Enterprise
Tel: +1 (312) 9205766 (Chicago IL, USA)
Twitter: @revodavid | Blog:  http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com

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