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New Whitepaper: Connect R to other applications with DeployR

March 13, 2015
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New Whitepaper: Connect R to other applications with DeployR

DeployR is a server-based framework that provides simple, secure R integration for application developers. It's available in two editions: DeployR Open, which is free and open-source; and Revolution R Enterprise DeployR, which adds a scalable grid framework and enterprise authentication features for production applications integrated with R. If you're looking for an overview of what DeployR is and how...

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In case you missed it: February 2015 roundup

March 11, 2015
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In case you missed them, here are some articles from February of particular interest to R users. The John M. Chambers Statistical Software Award announcement for 2015. The new R package "distcomp" allows researchers to collaborate on data spread across multiple sites. David Smith's interview with theCUBE on R, data science, and Microsoft's acquisition of Revolution Analytics. R is...

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R 3.1.3 now available

March 9, 2015
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R 3.1.3, the final update in the R 3.1 series, has been released. As of this writing only the source distribution is currently available, but expect binary builds for Windows, Mac and various Linux platforms to appear soon on your local CRAN mirror. As has become usual in March, this release is primarily for minor bugs and improvements in...

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Welcome to the Hadleyverse

March 6, 2015
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It's fair to say that Hadley Wickham, chief scientist at RStudio and a new member of the R Foundation, has made great contributions to the R community. Not only is he the author of several R-related books including Advanced R, Hadley is also the author of dozens of R packages which have transformed the way that data scientists work...

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Color extraction with R

March 4, 2015
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Color extraction with R

Given all the attention the internet has given to the colors of this dress, I thought it would be interesting to look at the capabilities for extracting colors in R. R has a number of packages for importing images in various file formats, including PNG, JPG, TIFF, and BMP. (The readbitmap package works with all of these.) In each...

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ComputerWorld’s R for Beginners Hands-On Guide

March 2, 2015
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Computerworld's Sharon Machlis has done a great service for the R community — and R especially novices — by creating the on-line Beginner's Guide to R. You can read our overview of her guide from 2013 here, but it's been regularly updated since then. As an added bonus, the guide is now available as a downloadable PDF for your...

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John Chambers Statistical Software Award 2015

February 27, 2015
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In 1998 John M. Chambers (now a member of R-core) won the ACM Software System Award for the S Language, which (in the words of the committee) "forever altered how people analyze, visualize, and manipulate data". John graciously donated the prizemoney to support budding researchers in statistical computing: his Statistical Software Award has been granted annually since 2000. For...

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Talking about R, Data Science and Microsoft on theCUBE

February 25, 2015
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It was a pleasure to appear live on theCUBE last week while attending the Strata conference. In my interview with Jeff Kelly and John Furrier, I talked about the rising popularity of R, the applications of data science, and the recent announcement of Microsoft acquiring Revolution Analytics. I also gushed about the President's shout-out to Data Scientists at Strata....

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Strata 2015: Keynote roundup

February 23, 2015
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I spent last week at the Strata 2015 Conference in San José, California. As always, Strata made for a wonderful conference to catch up on the latest developments on big data and data science, and to connect with colleagues and friends old and new. Having been to every Strata conference since the first in XXXX, it's been interesting to...

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CRAN: the Granddaddy of Analytical Marketplaces

February 20, 2015
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by Bill Jacobs, VP Product Marketing, Revolution Analytics I had a most interesting exchange with an industry analysis firm recently who suggested that application marketplaces were critical to the success of analytical tools, suggesting that Revolution Analytics was remiss in not creating one. I must say, I was taken aback somewhat. In considering the suggestion, I was left suspecting...

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