Revolutions blog roundup, April 2018

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Revolutions blog roundup, April 2018

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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 April:

Microsoft R Open 3.4.4, based on R 3.4.4, is now available:
http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2018/04/microsoft-r-open-344-now-available.html

An R script by Ryan Timpe converts a photo into instructions for rendering it as
LEGO bricks http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2018/04/lego-sculpture.html

R functions to build a random maze in Minecraft, and have your avatar solve the
maze automatically:
http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2018/04/minecraft-robot-in-r.html

A dive into some of the internal changes bringing performance improvements to
the new R 3.5.0: http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2018/04/r-350.html 

AI, Machine Learning and Data Science Roundup, April 2018:
http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2018/04/ai-roundup-apr-2018.html

An analysis with R shows that Uber has overtaken taxis for trips in New York
City:
http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2018/04/uber-overtakes-taxis-in-nyc.html

News from the R Consortium: new projects, results from a survey on licenses, and
R-Ladies is promoted to a top-level project
http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2018/04/updates-from-r-consortium.html

A talk, aimed at Artificial Intelligence developers, making the case for using
R:
http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2018/04/the-case-for-r-for-ai-developers.html

Bob Rudis analyzes data from the R-bloggers.com website, and lists the top 10
authors: http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2018/04/r-bloggers.html

An R-based implementation of Silicon Valley's "Not Hotdog" application:
http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2018/04/not-hotdog.html

An R package for creating interesting designs with generative algorithms:
http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2018/04/mathematical-art-in-r-.html 

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

* Learn regular expressions with interactive "crosswords":
  http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2018/04/because-its-friday-regex-games.html

* A tongue-in-cheek review of Wes Anderson's movies:
  http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2018/04/because-its-friday-every-wes-anderson-movie.html

* Snarky captions for incorrect maps used in news reports:
  http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2018/04/bad-maps-on-tv.html

* A few podcast recommendations, from me:
  http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2018/04/podcasts.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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