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New R User Group in Melbourne

July 26, 2010
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Data mining analyst Yuval Marom has just started a new user group for users of R in Melbourne (the one in Australia). He says: The group is open to people with all levels of experience with R, including complete beginners and complete experts, and people from all industries - private, government, and academic. The main purpose of the group...

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Plaudits for R

July 23, 2010
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I just discovered that R core member Paul Murrell has been maintain a list of plaudits for R: newspaper articles, book reviews, remarks on mailing lists and blogs, and even gratitudes from individual R users. He's collected dozens of entries since 2001 -- great materials here if you ever need more evidence of the awesomeness of R. Paul Murrell:...

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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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