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R Training for SAS users in Singapore and online

March 28, 2014
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Revolution Analytics has just introduced a 10-module series of R courses in Singapore. If you'd like to learn how to do data analysis in R, already know data analysis in another language like SAS and want to transition to R, or just want to enhance your R skills in a specific area, one of these hands-on courses may be...

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Give your R charts that Wes Anderson style

March 26, 2014
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Give your R charts that Wes Anderson style

I'm a big fan of Wes Anderson's movies. I love the quirky characters and stories, the distinctive cinematography, and the unique visual style. Now you can bring some of that style to your own R charts, by making use of these Wes Anderson inspired palettes. Just choose your favourite Wes Anderson film or short: Install the wesanderson pallettes package,...

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Free eBook on Big Data and Data Science

March 24, 2014
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The fine folks behind the Big Data Journal have just published a new e-book Big Data: Harnessing the Power of Big Data Through Education and Data-Driven Decision Making. (Note: Adobe Flash is required to view the e-book.) In the eBook, you'll find the following technical papers on the topics of Big Data, Data Science, and R: Data Science and...

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Learn about handling character data in R with this free e-book

March 21, 2014
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Most people know R as a statistics/analytics language for analysis of quantitative data, and don't think of it as a tool for processing raw text. But R actually has some quite powerful facilities for processing character data. And as Gaston Sanchez learned, text manipulation is an important part of a modern data scientist's repertoire: Many years ago I decided...

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Data-driven March Madness (there’s an app for that)

March 19, 2014
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Data-driven March Madness (there’s an app for that)

If you're still working on your March Madness brackets or fantasy teams, Rodrigo Zamith has updated his NCAA Data Visualizer with the latest teams, players and results. Just choose the two teams you want to compare and the metric to compare them on, and this R-based app will show you the results instantly. Rodrigo Zamanth: Visualizing Season Performance by...

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Deadline for R student projects for Google Summer of Code is March 21

March 19, 2014
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If you're a student and you'd like to improve R by developing a new R package for 3 months over the summer — and get paid $5000 by Google in the process — why not apply for an R project in the Google Summer of Code? All you need to do browse the list of R projects available (if...

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Use Data Science to help CARE International in Atlanta, March 28

March 17, 2014
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Use Data Science to help CARE International in Atlanta, March 28

CARE International is a humanitarian organization that is leading the charge to fight poverty around the world, with a focus on empowering women and girls. On March 28 in Atlanta, CARE is teaming up with Booz Allen Hamilton, Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health and Revolution Analytics to bring data scientists together to use R to explore some...

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How Statistics lifts the fog of war in Syria

March 14, 2014
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How Statistics lifts the fog of war in Syria

In June 2013, the conflict between opposition and government forces around the Syrian city of Aleppo had intensified. Rockets struck residential districts, and car-bombs exploded near key facilities. Many people died. But as is common in conflict areas, the reports of the number of dead varied by the source of the information. While some agencies reported a surge in...

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Submit a talk to the R user conference in LA!

March 12, 2014
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The worldwide R user conference, useR! 2014, will take in Los Angeles, June 30-July 3. If you're an R user, or just interested in learning about what R can do first-hand from members of the R community, this is the conference to attend. To get an idea of what to expect, check out our roundups of prior conferences in...

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In case you missed it: February 2014 roundup

March 12, 2014
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In case you missed them, here are some articles from February of particular interest to R users: A statistical analysis of various forecasting methods (using R) leads to correct predictions for 21 of 24 Oscars awards. There are now 123 R User Groups worldwide, and applications for Revolution Analytics sponsorship grants are open until March 31. Revolution Analytics was...

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