In case you missed it: May 2014 Roundup

June 9, 2014
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(This article was first published on Revolutions, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

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

Karl Broman's hipsteR guide lists some new(ish) features of R that early adopters may have missed.

Joseph Rickert reviews the R/Finance 2014 conference and summarizes the R packages presented there. Plus, a review of R's impact on computational finance, with links to many resources.

A recent Revolution Analytics webinar compares the speed of Revolution R Enterprise and SAS for statistical calculations on large data sets.

A tutorial on the "plotly" R package to generate online plotly graphics from R graphics commands. If you're new to plotly, here's an introduction.

David Smith's keynote presentation at the China R Users Conference describes how many companies and organizations use R to analyze data.

A review of Generalized Linear Models in R: the glm function, and R packages for fitting GLMs to large data sets.

A Microsoft paper describes the Bayesian model behind multiplayer matchmaking in online Xbox games.

Continuing his series of posts about ensemble models, Mike Bowles looks at big-data random forests with Revolution R Enterprise.

R will be used to design the T-shirt for the useR! 2014 conference.

Data scientists at Facebook present an online course on exploratory data analysis with R.

A scientist uses self-experimentation and R to find the worst place to be stung by a bee.

Scott Chamberlain's "R for Cats" is a fun introduction to the R language.

A feature article in FastCoLabs looks at how R is used at companies.

Using Rcpp to speed up code investigating the Collatz Conjecture.

Revolution Analytics introduces AdviseR, a service offering technical support to all R users.

R used to evaluate strategies for playing the games "2048" and "Threes".

A tutorial on importing semistructured data with the rxImport function of Revolution R Enterprise. 

General interest stories (not related to R) in the past month included: fast-running robots, gravity-defying magnets and a self-destructing washing machine

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