[R] Revolutions Blog: January Roundup

David Smith david at revolutionanalytics.com
Fri Feb 10 18:35:09 CET 2012

I write 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 January:

Sponsorships from Revolution Analytics are now available for local R
user groups in 2012: http://bit.ly/y0znRH

The winners of the Applications of R in Business Contest have been
announced: http://bit.ly/AsRLQG

The coefplot package visualizes model coefficients and standard errors
in a line chart: http://bit.ly/AB0oJD

Revolution Analytics was named a "Startup to Watch in 2012" by Silicon
Angle, amongst five companies commercializing and contributing to open
source: http://bit.ly/wdKJ4b

Revolution Analytics is hiring Sales Engineers with experience in
applying R: http://bit.ly/zwOVni

The Offensive Politics blog shows how to use R packages and a Google
Fusion table to visualize election results in real time:

Course materials for Optimization for Finance in R from Kurt Hornik
and colleagues at the University of Vienna are available online:

Hardcopies of Patrick Burns' downloadable guides "S Poetry" and "The R
Inferno" are also available for purchase: http://bit.ly/y7Sq1r

R jumped from 25 to 19 in annual TIOBE ranking of programming language
popularity: http://bit.ly/yrj1oM

The New York Times used R to illustrate a print-edition feature about
wealth distribution in the USA: http://bit.ly/wR3S4D

The RInside package has been updated to improve support on Windows for
embedding R in C++:  http://bit.ly/xGSq2E

An R script represents your Facebook friends as a social network
graph: http://bit.ly/y2UePc

My interview with the Boulder BI Brain Trust about R and Revolution
Analytics is available online as a podcast: http://bit.ly/xePbgW

The New York Times' Bits Blog talks about R, statistics, and Rob
Tibshirani: http://bit.ly/yvetXU

The pre-conference tutorials at UseR! 2012 have been announced:

Revolution Analytics welcomes a new CEO: http://bit.ly/y4XMNh

Other non-R-related stories in the past month included: special
effects without post-processing (http://bit.ly/ybc7HZ), a video
explaining the difference between trend and variation
(http://bit.ly/yAM7jb), instant-freezing beer (http://bit.ly/yw4uRz),
a song made from movie clips (http://bit.ly/yc7QgD), and movie poster
similarities (http://bit.ly/wo3WSP).

There are new R user groups in Belgium (http://bit.ly/zqgAME),
Cleveland (http://bit.ly/AxKJbZ), Cambridge (http://bit.ly/zaUPfD),
Austin and Adelaide (http://bit.ly/xeRdu7). Meeting times for local R
user groups (http://bit.ly/eC5YQe) can be found on the updated R
Community Calendar at: http://bit.ly/bb3naW

If you're looking for more articles about R, you can find summaries
from previous months at http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/roundups/.
Join the Revolution mailing list at
http://revolutionanalytics.com/newsletter to be alerted to new
articles on a monthly basis.

As always, thanks for the comments and please keep sending suggestions
to me at david at revolutionanalytics.com . Don't forget you can also
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following me on Twitter (I'm @revodavid).

# David

David M Smith <david at revolutionanalytics.com>
VP of Marketing, Revolution Analytics  http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com
Tel: +1 (650) 646-9523 (Palo Alto, CA, USA)

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