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 reviewed an article from The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI) where R was called a "Rock Star".
We related how Drew Conway got engaged, and used R to analyze the impact on his fiancée’s Facebook wall.
We linked to an extensive list of plaudits for R compiled by Paul Murrell.
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.
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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