In case you missed them, here are some articles from June of particular interest to R users:
You can create a Word document from a template and an R script with the R2DOCX package.
Joe Rickert reviews books and other resources for learning about time series analysis in R.
Timely Portfolio covers 15 years of history of time series plotting with R.
An online beer recommendation application serves as an in-depth example of building a recommendation system with R.
Software company SAP says that "skills around the open source R programming language and advanced analytics are rapidly shifting from 'niche' to 'standard' requirements".
A primer on maximum likelihood estimation in R with the bbmle package.
American Century Investments describe how they created their own R package to optimize investments and model supplier relationships in a 6-minute video presentation.
How to draw attractive decision trees using the rpart.plot package.
David Smith answers: What is a data scientist, what skills should they have, and how is the practice evolving?
Computerworld's 6-part beginner's guide to R.
RStudio has made CRAN download statistics available, enabling a ranking of the top R packages by number of downloads.
Big Data and statistical modeling is changing video games: helping to identify bottlenecks for new players, detect fraud, and maximize in-app purchases. Details in this webinar replay.
A mini-tutorial on using the Quandl package to import public financial data sets into R.
Dirk Eddelbuettel's book, Seamless R and C++ Integration with Rcpp, is now available.
An interactive application based on R and Shiny maps dialect differences across the USA.
Generating parallel random number streams with the RevoScaleR package.
R again shows strong growth in the annual KDNuggets software poll.
Some very useful guidelines for setting up a reproducible R project.
Some non-R stories in the past month included: A new Hadoop appliance from Teradata, a new Big Data Innovation Center in Singapore, a drum/keyboard Billie Jean cover, women in movies, a Daft Punk / Soul Train mashup, and It Gets Better at NASA.
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