In case you missed it: August 2016 roundup

September 9, 2016

(This article was first published on Revolutions, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

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

An amusing short video extols the benefits of reproducible research with R.

A guide to implementing a churn model for mobile phone customers with Microsoft R Services.

Computerworld's Sharon Machlis presents 5 data visualizations each using 5 lines of R code.

A five-part video series introducing Microsoft R Services.

David Robinson analyzes the sentiment of Donald Trump's (and staffers') tweets with R

Microsoft R Open 3.3.1 is now available for Windows, Mac and Linux.

When to use (and when not to use) dual Y axes on time series charts.

You can now use R from PowerBI to import, transform and visualize data.

An in-depth look at deep learning frameworks: Part 1 and Part 2.

The Data Science Summit (Sep 26-27 in Atlanta) features several R-related talks and a keynote presentation by Edward Tufte. 

The jailbreakr package locates and extracts sub-tables from messy spreadsheets.

Using R to extract information from a PDF table to create a map of dispensary locations.

Student debt is rising quickly in the US, as shown using the animation package.

A guide to tuning Apache Spark to optimize computations with Microsoft R Server.

A review of several R packages providing access to online data sources.

A cheat-sheet for the dplyrXdf package.

A beautiful example of creating publication-ready interactive graphics with R.

A guide to simulating from the bivariate Normal distribution with R.

Where to find resources previously available on the now-decommissioned

An introduction to ROC curves in R.

Azure ML Studio now supports Microsoft R Open and Python 2 and 3.

General interest stories (not related to R) in the past month included: the font of the Stranger Things titles, gravity waves, a first-squirrel view, and history set to 70's pop.

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