In case you missed them, here are some articles from February of particular interest to R users.
Microsoft R Client 3.4.3 and Microsoft ML Server 9.3, both built with R 3.4.3, have been released.
An 8-step, 5-minute tutorial for setting up a cluster in Azure for use with the sparklyr package.
A smartphone app uses R and the keras package to identify “spells” using accelerometer data.
“Machine Learning with R and Tensorflow”, JJ Allaire's keynote presentation at RStudio::conf.
A guide to styling base graphics in R.
Several upcoming R conferences offer diversity scholarships.
Introducing the DataExplorer package, for quick data summaries and visualizations.
A video overview of the Data Science Virtual Machine, featuring R.
“Asking the right questions about AI”, an essay about the ethical implications of predictions.
And some general interest stories (not necessarily related to R):
- A sci-fi short about faster-than-light travel
- A robot holds a door open so another robot can pass
- SpaceX launches a car into space
- A bizarre CGI short film, Time for Sushi
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