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Revolutions blog: September 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 September:

R code by Barry Rowlingson to replicate an XKCD comic about curve fitting:
http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2018/09/curve-fitting.html

The rayshader package creates 3-D relief maps in R with perspective, shadows,
and depth of field: http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2018/09/raytracer.html

The R Developer's Guide to Azure, with links to documentation for Azure cloud
services integrating R: http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2018/09/index.html

A review of many commercial applications of R presented at EARL London 2018:
http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2018/09/earl-london-2018.html

Roundup of AI, Machine Learning and Data Science news from September 2018:
http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2018/09/ai-roundup-september-2018.html

A Shiny app using the Custom Vision API to identify pictures (or not) of hotdogs:
http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2018/09/not-hotdog-a-shiny-app-using-the-custom-vision-api.html

Two academic articles use survey techniques to estimate casualties from
Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico:
http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2018/09/mortality-in-puerto-rico.html

Yihui Xie describes the benefits of RMarkdown documents in response to criticism
of Jupyter Notebooks:
http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2018/09/notebooks-literate-programming.html

A video demonstrates the use of R and Python in Azure HDinsight:
http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2018/09/r-python-azure-hdinsight.html

Similarity analyses in R used to identify candidate authors for an anonymous
op-ed in the New York Times:
http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2018/09/anonymous-nyt-op-ed.html

A review of the book "SQL Server 2017 Machine Learning Services with R":
http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2018/09/sql-server-2017-book-review.html

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

* Inspiring radio from a young pilot's eventful first solo flight:
  http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2018/09/because-its-friday-fly-strong.html

* Various techniques used by media to project the track of Hurricane Florence:
  http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2018/09/because-its-friday-hurricane-trackers.html

* A 26-year timelapse of stars orbiting the galactic center:
  http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2018/09/stars-in-motion.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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