In case you missed it: January Roundup

March 8, 2011

(This article was first published on Revolutions, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

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 has been published, with articles on GPU processing, text data analysis, solving differential equations, and more.

Revolution Analytics recapped its progress in bringing R to the enterprise in 2010 with a press release.

Revolution Analytics' CTO recounts the rise of Data Science (and the use of R) in an article at TDWI.

Jeffrey Breen demonstrates using Amazon Web Services to run a billion simulations in R on the cloud, setting the whole thing up in just 15 minutes.

The new googleVis package makes it easy to create GapMinder-style animated charts from data in R.

Several finalists in of the Mozilla Open Data Competition used R to visualize behaviours of Firefox users.

Noting the one-year anniversary of the Haiti earthquake, Peter Aldhous used R to create an animation of all earthquakes over the past year from USGS data.

Medical diagnostics company CardioDX explains how they used Revolution R to develop a blood test for coronary artery disease.

Abstracts for presentations, posters and lightning talks for useR! 2011 are due by April 1.

This list of 40 blogs for the statistics geek includes many entries from R bloggers.

A new tutorial series, sab-R-metrics, teaches R through the analysis of baseball statistics.

CRANberriesFeed is a new Twitter feed announcing new packages for R.

The replay and slides are now available for the webinar "Portfolio design, optimization and stability analysis" presented by Diethelm Würtz of the Rmetrics Association.

A question on StackOverflow provides some great suggestions for managing memory usage in an R session.

Other non-R-related stories in the past month included a web-based version of the Total Perspective Vortex, a cool demonstration of reversible laminar flow, the abuse of circles in data visualization, how zipcodes are organized in the US. On a lighter note, we noted some hilarious spoof infographics from British TV.

There are new R user groups in Toronto, Kansas City, and Minneapolis/St. Paul. The R Community Calendar has also been updated.

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