[R] Revolutions blog: December 2017 roundup

Doran, Harold HDoran at air.org
Tue Jan 9 19:47:22 CET 2018

The blog post that the vocal range directs to is *highly* offensive and off color and in very poo taste to share with this group. 

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Since 2008, Microsoft (formerly Revolution Analytics) 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 December:

Hadley Wickham's Shiny app for making eggnog:

Using R to analyze the vocal range of pop singers:

A tour of the data.table package from its creator, Matt Dowle:

The European R Users Meeting (eRum) will be held in Budapest, May 14-18:

Winners of the ASA Police Data Challenge student visualization contest:

An introduction to seplyr, a re-skinning of the dplyr package to a standard evaluation interface:

How to run R (and the rest of the Linux ecosystem) in the Windows Subsystem for

A chart of Bechdel scores, showing representation of women in movies over time:

The British Ecological Society's Guide to Reproducible Science advocates the use of R and Rmarkdown:

Eight modules from the Microsoft AI School cover Microsoft R and SQL Server ML
Services: http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2017/12/ml-server-ai-path.html

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

* Kate Crawford's keynote from NIPS 2017 on the issue of bias in artificial
  intelligence applications:
  a topic also covered in the Microsoft AI Blog

* The original Star Wars movie was a dud before it was rescued in editing:

* I'm now a member of the Cloud Developer Advocates team at Microsoft:

* A Disney animator draws in 3-D with a virtual reality kit:

* A very, very wide web page visualizes the Solar System to scale:

As always, thanks for the comments and please keep sending suggestions to me at davidsmi at microsoft.com or via Twitter (I'm @revodavid).

# David

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