In case you missed it: September 2018 roundup

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

R code by Barry Rowlingson to replicate an XKCD comic about curve fitting.

The rayshader package creates 3-D relief maps in R with perspective, shadows, and depth of field.

The R Developer's Guide to Azure, with links to documentation for Azure cloud services integrating R.

A review of many commercial applications of R presented at EARL London 2018.

Roundup of AI, Machine Learning and Data Science news from September 2018.

A Shiny app using the Custom Vision API to identify pictures (or not) of hotdogs.

Two academic articles use survey techniques to estimate casualties from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

Yihui Xie describes the benefits of RMarkdown documents in response to criticism of Jupyter Notebooks.

A video demonstrates the use of R and Python in Azure HDinsight

Similarity analyses in R used to identify candidate authors for an anonymous op-ed in the New York Times.

A review of the book “SQL Server 2017 Machine Learning Services with R“.

And some general interest stories (not necessarily related to R):

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