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UseR! 2010 day 1

July 22, 2010
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Just a couple of quick notes about the first day of talks at useR! 2010. It's been a jam-packed schedule -- so many good talks to see and people to meet, I just wish I had more time for it all! One stand-out for me so far has been Frank Harrell's keynote lecture Information Allergy, on the dangers of...

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Inside-R.org, a new community site for R

July 21, 2010
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As recently as a couple of years ago, finding information about R in the Web was hard. Other than the canonical content and mailing list archives at the official R project site, www.r-project.org, there wasn't too much else dedicated to R on the web -- and what was there was hard to find on Google without the help of...

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Reminder: Launch Party for Inside-R.org tonight

July 21, 2010
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If you're in the DC area (attending useR!2010, perhaps) this evening, Revolution Analytics (in conjunction with the DC Area R User Group) is hosting a party to celebrate the launch of Inside-R.org at the Crowne Plaza in Rockville at 8PM. Come along for drinks and food, mingle with other R users, hear about the new community site for R,...

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New R User Group in Slovenia

July 20, 2010
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The new R User Group in Ljubljana, Slovenia is giving the Sydney group a run for the money when it comes to the best user group name. It's called Anonymous Rcoholics -- great name! You can join the group at the link below. Discussions are in English and Slovene. Google Groups: Anonymous Rcoholics

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New StackOverflow site for Statistics

July 19, 2010
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Since launching StackOverflow.com as a Q&A forum for programmers, the StackExchange network is now launching about three new sites a week on topics as specialized as cooking, jobs, and many many more. There's a well-defined, community-oriented process for setting up a new site: first it must be proposed, and then enough potential users must commit to the site and...

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In case you missed it: June Roundup

July 16, 2010
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Wow, is it the middle of July already? Anyway, in case you missed them, here are some articles from June of particular interest to R users. We noted that the program for the annual R user conference, useR! 2010, has been announced. (I and the rest of the Revolution team are looking forward to seeing all the R folks...

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Because it’s Friday: Analytics of an Engagement

July 16, 2010
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Because it’s Friday: Analytics of an Engagement

The always-interesting R blogger and political scientist Drew Conway -- and self-styled luckiest man on earth -- just announced some very happy news: he just got engaged to his future wife! Congratulations, Drew! (Drew proposed the traditional way, on a lovely European vacation. But if he'd just held off a couple of days he could have proposed via towel-clad...

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Wanted: Big-data beta testers

July 15, 2010
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We're nearing completion of the package of statistical tools for very large data sets that I gave an early preview of at R/Finance 2010. It will be released for Revolution R Enterprise later this year, but we're looking for some R users with big data sets to put the 1.0 version through its paces in the beta program and...

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R: a “Rock Star” for Business Intelligence

July 15, 2010
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TDWI (The Data Warehousing Institute) recently published a comprehensive article about R and increasing level of activity around it from commercial organizations, including Revolution Analytics. The article opens with: In statistical circles, "R" is the name of an open source programming language for statistical analysis. These days, it might also be shorthand for "rock star." Many of the companies...

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Revolution at useR! 2010

July 14, 2010
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Revolution Analytics is a proud sponsor of this year's annual R user conference, useR! 2010, and many members of the Revolution team will be there at Gaithersburg next week. We'll be hosting a booth at the conference where you can come up and meet the team, and see some of the new features being developed for Revolution R in...

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