In case you missed it: February 2016 roundup

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

A tutorial on presenting interactive versions of R maps in PowerBI.

An animation of Japan's population pyramid through 2050 based on US Census Bureau demographic projections.

Interactive visualizations of multivariate data in R with the threejs package.

New Zealand's tourism ministry uses R and Shiny to create a public dashboard exploring the economic impact of tourism.

Microsoft uses R to forecast usage of the Xbox One gaming system.

R scores highly in the latest Tiobe and Redmonk language rankings.

A minor update to Microsoft R Open 3.2.3.

Applications from the Bay Area R User Group: simulating poker tournaments, recommending movies, predicting the Oscars,
and analyzing electronic medical records.

Lionel Henry's proposals to improve the syntax of R.

Repositories of talks given to various R user groups.

RStudio now supports user-created add-ins.

Replay of the webinar presented by Derek Norton on Microsoft R Server.

Accessing data in SQL Server on Azure with R.

A look at the R community in Poland.

A tutorial on credit card fraud detection using R and SQL Server.

A replay (with slides) of a recent webinar on Microsoft R Open.

How to use Microsoft R Open with RStudio.

The world's longest commercial flights, mapped with R.

How to use PostgresSQL with R.

Replay of a presentation by Max Kuhn on predictive modeling with R and the caret package.

General interest stories (not related to R) in the past month included: performing accents, realizing a video game world, combining dance and CGI and a mysterious rotating illusion.

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