In case you missed them, here are some articles from February of particular interest to R users.
February 29 marked the 12th anniversary of the release of R 1.0.0, and the release of R 2.14.2.
A list of commercial vendors who have integrated R with their products for data, analysis, and presentation.
The rmr package (part of the RHadoop project integrating R and Hadoop) has been updated with improved performance and controls.
A three-part tutorial on creating beautiful choropleths and raster-based maps with R.
How to analyze weblog data with R.
Slides and video from the recent webinar, “Revolution R: 100% R and more” are available.
R is featured in two articles in Sybase's Financial Services Viewpoint newsletter.
Our review of “Machine Learning for Hackers”, a new O'Reilly book that makes heavy use of R.
An “Introduction to R” course in San Jose, CA on Mar 10.
Political analysis publication Politico uses R charts to look at data from the US presidential primary elections.
Hadley Wickham's webinar “A backstage tour of ggplot2” previews new features in the latest version of the R graphics package (video and slides).
Revolution R Enterprise now supporting Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
A stunning map of bike route usage in London, created with ggplot2.
How to visualize a conversation on Twitter with R.
Rstudio updated to version 0.95.
High-performance computing with Revolution R on MSU's Statistical Computing Cluster featured in ReadWriteWeb.
Revolution Analytics welcomes new CEO, Dave Rich.
R charts in prominent places: in Facebook's IPO documents, and in the journal Nature.
Analyst David Menninger reflects on the winning entries in the Applications of R in Business contest.
Other non-R-related stories in the past month included: top influencers in Big Data, how Target predicted a girl's pregnancy before her father knew, and a better map-folding method. And on a lighter note: What Statisticians Actually Do, and Star Wars as community theatre and Lego.
There are new R user groups in Austin and Adelaide, Cambridge, and Berkeley. There's also interest in R user groups in Austria, Pittsburgh and Phoenix. Meeting times for local R user groups can be found on the updated R Community Calendar.
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