In case you missed them, here are some articles from last month of particular interest to R users.
This post demonstrated reader Paul Bleicher’s code for visualizing a time series as a heat-map calendar.
This post showcased a Brazilian open-government website created by Eduardo Leoni that relies heavily on R.
This post related how R graphics were used to illustrate an analysis of the US healthcare reform politics in the New York Times.
This post reviewed R’s presence at a data-mining "unconference" in the Bay Area.
This post showed how easy it is to install ESS on Ubuntu Linux, for a more productive environment for programming in R.
This post looked at some of the unique features of R’s function-call semantics.
This post was a tongue-in-cheek comparison of Hadoop and R.
This post announced REvolution Computing’s "R Productivity Environment", an IDE for R on Windows.
This post shares the slides from the Introduction to R talk I gave to a Linux User Group in Davis (CA), and some links for R beginners.
This post linked to a simple analysis of scores from the game Canabalt.
Other non-R-specific stories in the last month covered: floating-point errors, Stochasticity on the radio, breast cancer screening, and the Mythbusters. On the lighter side: the connection between Tufte and Lord of the Rings, a new way of looking at Choose Your Own Adventure books, and the Reimann Hypothesis.
The R Community Calendar has also been updated.
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