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Farewell, inside-r.org: where to find alternative R resources

August 3, 2016
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Farewell, inside-r.org: where to find alternative R resources

We recently had to decomission inside-r.org, the R resources site created by Revolution Analytics in 2010. Links to inside-r.org now redirect to MRAN, which now contains much of the material which was there, including an R package directory, examples of R applications, and a guide for getting started with R. But if you're looking for something that was on...

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Azure ML Studio now supports Microsoft R Open, Python 3

August 1, 2016
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Azure ML Studio now supports Microsoft R Open, Python 3

In Azure ML Studio, you use a browser-based "workbench" tool to flow data through pre-built data munging, machine learning and predictive modeling modules. These pre-built components perform computations in the Azure cloud and cover just about everything you'd want to do with data, including data transformation tools (add/remove columns, split data), variable selection, statistical and machine learning functions (classification,...

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R moves up to 5th place in IEEE language rankings

July 29, 2016
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R moves up to 5th place in IEEE language rankings

IEEE Spectrum has just published its third annual ranking with its 2016 Top Programming Languages, and the R Language is once again near the top of the list, moving up one place to fifth position. As I said last year (when R moved up to take sixth place), this is an extraordinary result for a domain-specific language. The other...

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Data Journalism with R at FiveThirtyEight

July 27, 2016
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Data Journalism with R at FiveThirtyEight

Since it expanded its focus from predicting the US election, FiveThirtyEight has emerged as a prominent source of in-depth data journalism, with data-driven analysis of media, culture, politics and society. A recent feature combined CDC and independent data sources to break down the nearly 34,000 gun deaths in the US in 2014 by cause of death and the gender,...

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Microsoft R Open 3.3.0 now available

July 25, 2016
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Microsoft R Open 3.3.0 now available

Microsoft R Open 3.3.0, the enhanced distribution of open source R, is now available for download for Windows, Mac and Linux systems. This release includes a significant updates to the R language engine from the R Core Group bundled with the multithreaded performance and CRAN package time-machine capabilities of Microsoft R Open. The core performance of the R language...

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Introducing the Microsoft Data Science Summit, Sep 26-27

July 21, 2016
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Microsoft has a brand-new conference, exclusively for data scientists, big data engineers, and machine learning practitioners. The Microsoft Data Science Summit, to be held in Atlanta GA, September 26-27, will feature talks and lab sessions from Microsoft engineers and thought leaders on using data science techniques and Microsoft technology, applied to real-world problems. Included in the agenda are several...

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An analysis of Pokémon Go types, created with R

July 20, 2016
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An analysis of Pokémon Go types, created with R

As anyone who has tried Pokémon Go recently is probably aware, Pokémon come in different types. A Pokémon's type affects where and when it appears, and the types of attacks it is vulnerable to. Some types, like Normal, Water and Grass are common; others, like Fairy and Dragon are rare. Many Pokémon have two or more types. To get...

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The trick to understanding NAs (missing values) in R

July 18, 2016
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Here's a little puzzle that might shed some light on some apparently confusing behaviour by missing values (NAs) in R: What is NA^0 in R? You can get the answer easily by typing at the R command line: > NA^0 1 But the interesting question that arises is: why is it 1? Most people might expect that the...

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How R is used at Microsoft

July 15, 2016
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At the useR! conference last month, I was pleased to be able to give a couple of talks about the ways that Microsoft is using and integrating R. In my first talk, Hear, See, Move, I shared how data scientists at Microsoft are working to help the disabled: During the talk I gave some pointers to some of the...

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Introducing the free Microsoft R Client

July 11, 2016
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Over the years, we've shared several posts on using the ScaleR package to import, process, visualize and analyze large data sets with R. Until now, you needed to have access to a Microsoft R Server license to take advantage of the package. Now, you can use all of the capabilities of ScaleR free of charge with Microsoft R Client...

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