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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 ( 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:

My take on the question, Should you learn R or Python for data science?

The BBC and Financial Times use R -- without post-processing -- for publication

"Handling Strings in R", a free e-book by Gaston Sanchez, has been updated:

My AI, Machine Learning and Data Science roundup for June 2018:

The PYPL Popularity of Languages Index ranks R as the 7th most popular
programming language:

The "lime" package provides tools for interpreting machine learning models in R:

An R vignette by Paige Bailey on detecting unconscious bias in predictive

Microsoft R Open 3.5.0 has been released
(with a subsequent fix for Debian systems:

Slides from the webinar, What's New in Azure for Machine Learning and AI:

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

* The Curvature Blindness Illusion:

* Lioness v Wrestlers in tug-of-war:

* A comedian imagines an AI writing a TV commercial:

* A fur seal, transcribed:

* An architecture error and a near-disaster in NYC:

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]>
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