In case you missed it: October Roundup

November 16, 2010
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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 October of particular interest to R users.

Reviews of the winners and finalists of the 2010 ggplot2 case study competition. 

We have published a new article "R is Hot", with interviews from a dozen R users in industry and academia.

A new code highlighting tool for displaying R code on the web.

A white paper and video describing how an anomaly in the 2000 US Census data is revealed using the RevoScaleR package.

A suggestion for a workflow for R projects to promote transparency, maintainability, modularity, portability, reproducibility and efficiency.

A video of using the "code snippets" feature in the Revolution R IDE to insert templates of R code.

A new competition to build a predictive model to identify popular R packages in CRAN.

A profile of Rhipe (Hadoop/R integration) author and new Revolution employee Saptarshi Guha

Saptarshi Guha's presentation at Hadoop World on using Rhipe to analyze VOIP quality data was profiled in the SD Times.

A lattice chart illustrates the impact of the new Google Instant on paid search.

Improvements in R 2.12.0 (released on October 15).

Three upcoming R courses from Statistics.com.

R is nominated for and wins a major Open Source award in New Zealand.

An article in InfoWorld notes that R is "a programming language on the rise".

O'Reilly has published a "Rough Cuts" preview of the forthcoming "R Cookbook" by Paul Teetor.

Revolution Analytics names Lee Edlefsen as Chief Scientist.

Other non-R-related stories in the past month included the Data Science Venn Diagram, busting gay stereotypes with data analysis, World Statistics Day, Arthur C Clarke's uncanny predictions from 1964, an article in the NYT about the language of Statistics, SAS's battle against open source, and a Tufte map of the US economic stimulus.

On a lighter note, we had: why we should get rid of pennies, the Möbius Bagel, and a groan-worthy Physics pun.

There are new R user groups in Toronto, Houston () and Cincinnati/Dayton.

The R Community Calendar has also been updated.

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