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In case you missed it: May 2015 roundup

June 10, 2015
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In case you missed them, here are some articles from May of particular interest to R users. RStudio 0.99 released with improved autocomplete and data viewer features. A tutorial on the new Naive Bayes classifier in the RevoScaleR package. R is the most popular Predictive Analytics / Data Mining / Data Science software in the latest KDnuggets poll. A...

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Why has R, despite quirks, been so successful?

June 8, 2015
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I was on a panel back in 2009 where Bow Cowgill said, "The best thing about R is that it was written by statisticians. The worst thing about R is that it was written by statisticians." R is undeniably quirky — especially to computer scientists — and yet it has attracted a huge following for a domain-specific language, with...

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R User Groups and "after hours" Creativity

October 16, 2014
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R User Groups and "after hours" Creativity

by Joseph Rickert There is something about R user group meetings that both encourages, and nourshies a certain kind of "after hours" creativity. Maybe it is the pressure of having to make a presentation about stuff you do at work interesting to a general audience, or maybe it is just the desire to reach a high level of play....

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Adoption of R by large Enterprise Software Vendors

January 7, 2014
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by Uday Tennety: Director, Advanced Analytics Services at Revolution Analytics The R ecosystem has become widely popular lately with large players such as Pivotal, Tibco, Oracle, IBM, Teradata and SAP integrating R into their product suites. All these big players are using value chain integration and platform envelopment strategies to build a network effect in order to gain maximum...

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useR! 2013 conference update

May 27, 2013
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Been trying to reach the website for the useR! 2013, the R user conference that will be held July 10-12 2013 at University of Castilla-La Mancha in Spain? There have been some server problems recently, but you can now get access at the official URL, www.r-project.org/useR-2013/. If you're going, be sure to check out the newly-announced Data Analysis Contest,...

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