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Revolutions blog: September 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 September:

The mathpix package converts images of hand-drawn equations to their LaTeX

R 3.4.2 is released:

Applying image featurization to the problem of classifying wood knots in lumber:

Microsoft ML Server 9.2, which provides operationalization for R, is released: 

A roundup of news stories related to R from the Ignite conference:

A tutorial on launching a Spark cluster with R on HDInsight:

A map of pirate attacks, and an ethics lesson on scraping data:

A preview of ALTREP, the new vector implementation that promises to bring
performance improvements to the R engine:

The USGS used R to visualize the rainfall from hurricanes Irma
and Harvey

Highlights of some R applications presented at the EARL London conference:

Microsoft R Open 3.4.1, featuring R 3.4.1, is now available:

A introduction to R data frames for SQL Server users:

The "newsflash" package extracts trending topics from cable news closed
captioning streams:

"Data Visualization for Social Science", a new online textbook with a focus on

Knime 3.4 now includes connections to Microsoft R and Azure data services:

A preview of the EARL London 2017 conference:

"Practical Data Science for Stats", a PeerJ Preprints collections of R-related

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

* Music by Michael Kiwanuka

* A talk on artificial intelligence and runaway reward functions:

* SpaceX's blooper reel:

* A new edX course on Artifical Intelligence development:

* A search for syncopation in Radiohead's "Videotape":

* A system for lifelike synthesis of a speaker's video and audio:

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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