In case you missed it: July Roundup

August 16, 2010

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

In case you missed them, here are some articles from July of particular interest to R users.

We reviewed the updates to Hadley Wickham’s ggplot2 and plyr packages.

We linked to an article about R co-creator Ross Ihaka in New Zealand’s Sunday Star Times.

We noted that the presentations from the R/Finance 2010 conference are available for download.

We reviewed the StatJump website, which uses R graphics to visualize US Census results.

We linked to R-based visualizations of the World Cup, and showed how to download the data from a Google Spreadsheet into R.

We previewed talks from Revolution team members at useR! 2010. (Slides now available.)

We reviewed an article from The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI) where R was called a "Rock Star".

We called for beta testers of Revolution’s RevoScaleR package for big data statistics.

We related how Drew Conway got engaged, and used R to analyze the impact on his fiancée’s Facebook wall.  

We announced, a new community site for R sponsored by Revolution Analytics.

We reviewed the talks on Day 1 of the useR! 2010 conference. I also posted some photos from the conference

We linked to an extensive list of plaudits for R compiled by Paul Murrell.

Revolution CEO Norman Nie continues his media tour, talking about R and Revolution in a radio interview and in print.

We linked to an analysis of the growth in attention about R, from analyst Steve Miller.

We reviewed a new, free book on probability and statistics with R (included with the IPSUR package).

We linked to an analysis of the Wikileaks Afghanistan data done with R.

There are new R user groups in Slovenia and Melbourne.

Other non-R-related stories in the past month included: using statistics to detect fraud in polling data, an IEEE contest to predict traffic, a new website for questions about Statistics, and (on a lighter note), double rainbows.

The R Community Calendar has also been updated.

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