[R] Last month on the Revolutions blog
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Sat May 2 22:16:57 CEST 2009
I think the revolution blog is fantastic and a great service to the R
community. Thanks for all your hard work!
On Fri, May 1, 2009 at 4:54 PM, David M Smith
<david at revolution-computing.com> wrote:
> I write about R every weekday at http://blog.revolution-computing.com
> . In case you missed them, here are some articles from the month of
> April of particular interest to r-help subscribers. Thanks to everyone
> who has been following the blog and sending me messages and/or leaving
> comments -- it always brightens my day to hear from readers!
> http://tinyurl.com/cy7x9a (from April 1) announced the new
> "lottopredictor" package, and showed how to make a poor-man's density
> chart with transparent dots.
> http://tinyurl.com/c3pj48 announced the series of courses from
> REvolution Computing: "An Introduction to R using Real-World Examples"
> and "High-Performance Computing with R".
> http://tinyurl.com/csqmlq linked to a chart of R color names, while
> http://tinyurl.com/darcho linked to a discussion about RColorBrewer, a
> better way to create ranges of colors for charts.
> http://tinyurl.com/c7v8nm linked to a useful and amusing list of R
> resources from Cerebral Mastication.
> http://tinyurl.com/cn64bf linked to solutions in R for some of the
> Project Euler programming puzzles.
> http://tinyurl.com/c9qqq4 showed how to speed up backtesting in R with
> parallel computing from ParallelR 2.0.
> http://tinyurl.com/cvtbmu discussed the animations package for
> creating animated graphs in R.
> http://tinyurl.com/dnxn7n reviews a web-based tool in R for
> visualizing performance of baseball pitchers.
> http://tinyurl.com/cl3u7u reviews another web-based tool built with R,
> linking Google Maps with environmental data.
> http://tinyurl.com/cuec9g announced REvolution R Enterprise 2.0, while
> http://tinyurl.com/czefgs gave a behind-the-scenes view of the process
> of porting R to 64-bit Windows.
> http://tinyurl.com/crp6t4 marveled at an amazing feat of productivity:
> creating a sales dashboard with only 6 week's experience in R.
> http://tinyurl.com/ctmyjq embedded a cute and popular professional
> video introducing newcomers to R.
> http://tinyurl.com/dyszxb announced the availability of R 2.9.0 on CRAN.
> http://tinyurl.com/c26pl5 showed how survival analysis in R can be
> applied to business systems.
> http://tinyurl.com/cvutfz announced that you can follow me on Twitter
> as @revodavid.
> http://tinyurl.com/cunen5 reviewed several of the talks from the
> outstanding R/Finance 2009 conference.
> http://tinyurl.com/dx3srx announced two events I'll be speaking at in
> San Francisco in May and June.
> (I've provided tinyurls above because many mailers break the long direct URLs.)
> Quite a lot of R-specific posts this month! There were also general
> (non-R) articles about statistics and probability, graphical displays
> of data, and swine flu. Also, the R Community Calendar has been
> updated with many forthcoming events related to R.
> Comments and suggestions about the blog are welcome! (My email is
> david at revolution-computing.com ).
> Regards to all,
> # David Smith
> David M Smith <david at revolution-computing.com>
> Director of Community, REvolution Computing www.revolution-computing.com
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