In case you missed them, here are some articles from November of particular interest to R users.
R was featured in recent articles in Nature News and Mashable.
A recap of the 6th Spanish R Users Conference.
R was the recipient of a 2014 “Bossie” award for best open-source big data tools.
A fractal Christmas tree created with R.
You can use the rgl package to explore a 3-D shapefile of the comet Churyumov–Gerasimenko (no sign of Philae, though).
Using R to solve a probability problem about assigning tasks to people on randomly-selected days.
Looking at how the Queen's Christmas speech has evolved over 50 years.
A list of useful statistical resources from 2014 (many related to R), from Jeff Leek.
Revolution Analytics is offering cash sponsorships for local R user groups for its 2015 program.
How to make interactive 2-D and 3-D R plots with Plotly.
Useful examples of cartography with complex survey data from the swmap project.
The ASA publishes new guidelines on undergraduate Statistics programs.
Revolution R Open 8.0.1 is now available for download, based on R 3.1.2.
The latest O'Reilly survey of data scientists indicates prevalent use of R, surprisingly low use of Python stats libraries.
Quandl now publishing new commercial data sources accessible from R.
A graph-based method of clustering CRAN packages into “communities” like “statistical learning”.
A webinar on sports analytics with R and Storm.
Cindy Brewer, who created the palettes behind the RColorBrewer package, is profiled in Wired magazine.
Highlights from some recent local R user group presentations on D3 visualizations, Slidify, ggplot2, data.table and more.
The 25 most-referenced R packages, according to the PageRank algorithm.
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