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RStudio, new open-source IDE for R

February 28, 2011
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RStudio, new open-source IDE for R

RStudio is a new open-source IDE for R which we’re excited to announce the availability of today. RStudio has interesting features for both new and experienced R developers including code completion, execute from source, searchable history, and support for authoring Sweave documents. RStudio runs on all major desktop platforms (Windows, Mac OS X, Ubuntu, or

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Michael Kane on Bigmemory

December 20, 2010
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Michael Kane on Bigmemory

Handling big data sets has always been a concern for R users. Once the size of the data set reaches above 50% of RAM, it is considered “massive” and can literally become impossible to work with on a standard machine. The bigmemory project, by Michael Kane and Jay Emerson, is one approach to dealing with

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R at Google

December 10, 2010
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R at Google

Last night, Ni Wang and Max Lin from Google gave a talk to the New York R User Group discussing how R is used inside Google. About 150 R developers attended the meeting. Ni and Max said that R is used very widely at Google and is an integral part of the analytics work they

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Online Resources for Learning R

December 1, 2010
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Online Resources for Learning R

Online classes are an easy and convenient way to learn more about a topic of interest. Not surprisingly, there are a variety of online resources, free and otherwise, to learn more about R. From online graduate classes, to the more “learn at your own pace” approach, here are some resources I have found useful: Programming

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New England R Users Group Meeting

November 5, 2010
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New England R Users Group Meeting

Attended and thoroughly enjoyed Tuesday night’s New England R Users Group. We meet monthly in the Boston area to discuss the various ways in which people use and interact with the R programming language. Not surprisingly, we have a variety of industries represented. One of us is using R to recognize patterns in tissue samples

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