Blog Archives

In case you missed it: February Roundup

March 9, 2011
By

In case you missed them, here are some articles from February of particular interest to R users. Revolution R Enterprise 4.2 is now available to subscribers, and for free download to academics. A brief report from the Strata: Working with Data conference, and a comprehensive review from Ted Leung. A profile of prolific R contributor, Dirk Eddelbuettel. A list...

Read more »

Challenge: Visualizing the US Federal Budget

March 8, 2011
By

Google today announced a Data Visualization Challenge that is well suited to the graphical capabilities of R. The goal is to visualize the US Federal budget from the point of view of the taxes an individual pays. The data are available from whatwepayfor.com -- their FAQ gives details about the source of the data and the philosophy of making...

Read more »

In case you missed it: January Roundup

March 8, 2011
By

Catching up on roundups today. February roundup will follow soon, but in the meantime enjoy this trip down memory lane - DS. In case you missed them, here are some articles from January of particular interest to R users. Revolution Analytics is now offering annual sponsorship grants for local R user groups worldwide. Issue 2 of the R Journal...

Read more »

Alabama is a foreign country

March 7, 2011
By
Alabama is a foreign country

Faculty and students of Iowa State University Department of Statistics published online an analysis of the data on 2009 distributions of the US Stimulus funds, aka the Recovery And Reinvestment Act. (The analysis was published in March last year as part of the Design for America competition, but I only recently came across it.) The analyses and associated charts...

Read more »

Parallel processing in R for Windows

March 4, 2011
By

The doSMP package (and its companion package, revoIPC), previously bundled only with Revolution R, is now available on CRAN for use with open-source R under the GPL2 license. In short, doSMP makes it easy to do SMP parallel processing on a Windows box with multiple processors. (It works on Mac and Linux too, but it's been relatively easy to...

Read more »

Keep an Eye on the emerging Open-Source Analytics Stack

March 3, 2011
By

This post is contributed by Revolution Analytics CEO Norman Nie, and cross-posted from the Future of Open Source Forum. A lot of attention has been focused recently on Big Data, and rightly so: Big Data is a Big Deal. (See this LinuxInsider article, Big Data, Big Open Source Tools, for a compehensive overview of Big Data issues.) But what,...

Read more »

Calling R from JasperReports Server

March 2, 2011
By

Revolution Analytics today announced a partnership with Jaspersoft, the makers of the most widely-used business intelligence software in the world. With this partnership, Revolution R and Jaspersoft software work together to bring the power of analytics coded in R to business users working with Business Intelligence (BI) dashboards and reports. If you're a Jaspersoft or R developer and would...

Read more »

Mapping the Chicago mayoral election

March 1, 2011
By
Mapping the Chicago mayoral election

Rahm Emanuel is now Mayor of Chicago, having successfully defended a court challenge to his candidacy and then 5 rivals in the February 22 election. The Chicago Tribune has put together an interactive map of the results (color-coded by the winner in each precinct), but for R hackers who would like to create similar maps of other elections, the...

Read more »

New open-source IDE for R in beta test

February 28, 2011
By

Rstudio, a new open-source IDE for R, has just been announced and is now available for beta test on Windows, MacOS, and Ubuntu. It works with an existing installation of R (2.11.1 or above) on your desktop, and is also available as a server version for Linux, where the IDE runs in your browser. It looks like an interesting...

Read more »

R 2.12.2 is available

February 25, 2011
By
R 2.12.2 is available

As previously announced, R 2.12.2 is available for download today. Browsing through the various mirrors (using the Download R tool on inside-R.org), it looks like the Windows version is already available on many mirrors; the Mac and Linux versions will follow soon (and of course, sources are available now). The complete list of changes is in the announcement on...

Read more »