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Revolutions blog: June roundup

David M Smith
I write about R every weekday at http://blog.revolution-computing.com
. In case you missed them, here are some articles from last month of
particular interest to R users.

http://bit.ly/tygLz announced the release of the "foreach" and
"iterators" packages on CRAN, for simple scalable parallel programming
in R.

http://bit.ly/FDS67 linked to Thomas Levin's Joy-Division-esque band
T-shirt made with R

http://bit.ly/16zTph discussed R's involvement in the Netflix Prize

http://bit.ly/dTOkF revealed that the New York Times uses R to create
graphics, including an interactive chart of Michael Jackson's musical
career

http://bit.ly/PZRA2 described how to run batch jobs using R CMD BATCH

http://bit.ly/hE56B reviewed "Data Mashups in R", an extended example
of corralling foreclosure data from various sources

http://bit.ly/h9yfB announced a new "statistical learning web service"
implemented with R

http://bit.ly/Ncmwe was one of a series of posts looking at fraud in
the Iranian election (including a now-famous analysis done in R)

http://bit.ly/wTYAe linked to a widely-reproduced R graph on gay
marriage support

http://bit.ly/11AV4k linked to free source code of many R graphs on
Wikimedia Commons

http://bit.ly/npwoA demonstrated animation of R graphics using Flash

http://bit.ly/VYvnD linked to a comparison of various statistical
analyses done in R, SAS and SPSS

http://bit.ly/gxA3g showed how Twitter users can "tweet" using R code

http://bit.ly/31AOs linked to an analysis of basketball plays done in R

http://bit.ly/18quFi linked to a video walkthrough and code for bagged
decision trees in R

http://bit.ly/BIdNp gave some tips, tricks and pitfalls on working
with dates and time zones in R

http://bit.ly/TwlvR brought the news that R was used in a winning
entry of KDD 2009

(I've provided short URLs above because many mailers break the long
direct URLs.)

Other non-R-specific stories in June covered Simpson's Paradox in
polling data, Google Squared, real random numbers, the chances of a
meteor bringing down an aircraft, amusing article titles from PubMed,
and open-source user interfaces.

June was a record-breaking traffic month for the blog. The "Data
Mashups" article and the discussion of the Iranian Election were
highly visited. Thanks to everyone who provided comments and tips and
please keep them coming to [hidden email] .

Regards to all,
# David Smith

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Tel: +1 (206) 577-4778 x3203 (San Francisco, USA)

Check out our upcoming events schedule at www.revolution-computing.com/events

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Re: Revolutions blog: June roundup

Tal Galili
Great roundup - thank you David.


On Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 8:48 PM, David M Smith <
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Re: Revolutions blog: June roundup

Mark Knecht
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David,
   Using this mail I think I found a simple solution for something I
knew I was going to have to learn about.

Thanks,
Mark

On Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 10:48 AM, David M
Smith<[hidden email]> wrote:

> I write about R every weekday at http://blog.revolution-computing.com
> . In case you missed them, here are some articles from last month of
> particular interest to R users.
>
> http://bit.ly/tygLz announced the release of the "foreach" and
> "iterators" packages on CRAN, for simple scalable parallel programming
> in R.
>
> http://bit.ly/FDS67 linked to Thomas Levin's Joy-Division-esque band
> T-shirt made with R
>
> http://bit.ly/16zTph discussed R's involvement in the Netflix Prize
>
> http://bit.ly/dTOkF revealed that the New York Times uses R to create
> graphics, including an interactive chart of Michael Jackson's musical
> career
>
> http://bit.ly/PZRA2 described how to run batch jobs using R CMD BATCH
>
> http://bit.ly/hE56B reviewed "Data Mashups in R", an extended example
> of corralling foreclosure data from various sources
>
> http://bit.ly/h9yfB announced a new "statistical learning web service"
> implemented with R
>
> http://bit.ly/Ncmwe was one of a series of posts looking at fraud in
> the Iranian election (including a now-famous analysis done in R)
>
> http://bit.ly/wTYAe linked to a widely-reproduced R graph on gay
> marriage support
>
> http://bit.ly/11AV4k linked to free source code of many R graphs on
> Wikimedia Commons
>
> http://bit.ly/npwoA demonstrated animation of R graphics using Flash
>
> http://bit.ly/VYvnD linked to a comparison of various statistical
> analyses done in R, SAS and SPSS
>
> http://bit.ly/gxA3g showed how Twitter users can "tweet" using R code
>
> http://bit.ly/31AOs linked to an analysis of basketball plays done in R
>
> http://bit.ly/18quFi linked to a video walkthrough and code for bagged
> decision trees in R
>
> http://bit.ly/BIdNp gave some tips, tricks and pitfalls on working
> with dates and time zones in R
>
> http://bit.ly/TwlvR brought the news that R was used in a winning
> entry of KDD 2009
>
> (I've provided short URLs above because many mailers break the long
> direct URLs.)
>
> Other non-R-specific stories in June covered Simpson's Paradox in
> polling data, Google Squared, real random numbers, the chances of a
> meteor bringing down an aircraft, amusing article titles from PubMed,
> and open-source user interfaces.
>
> June was a record-breaking traffic month for the blog. The "Data
> Mashups" article and the discussion of the Iranian Election were
> highly visited. Thanks to everyone who provided comments and tips and
> please keep them coming to [hidden email] .
>
> Regards to all,
> # David Smith
>
> --
> David M Smith <[hidden email]>
> Director of Community, REvolution Computing www.revolution-computing.com
> Tel: +1 (206) 577-4778 x3203 (San Francisco, USA)
>
> Check out our upcoming events schedule at www.revolution-computing.com/events
>
> ______________________________________________
> [hidden email] mailing list
> https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-help
> PLEASE do read the posting guide http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html
> and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.
>

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