In case you missed them, here are some articles from December of particular interest to R users.
A look back at accomplishments of the R Project and community in 2015.
Segmented regression with the "segmented" package, applied to long-distance running records.
Creating multi-tab reports in R with knitr and jQuery UI.
New version 2.0 update to ggplot2 adds extensibility and many improvements.
Upcoming R events and conferences, and sponsorship for R user groups.
How to embed images in R help pages.
An Azure ML Studio fraud detection template relies heavily on R components.
R is the fastest-growing language on Stackoverflow, as shown in a subway-style rank chart from ggplot2.
Buzzfeed is using R for some (serious!) data journalism.
A tutorial on using SQL Server R Services to analyze a billion taxi rides.
Some suggestions on how to cryptographically store secrets in R code.
Some tips and trade-offs to consider when reading large data files with the RevoScaleR package.
A brief summary of improvements in R 3.2.3.
Implementing Wald's sequential analysis test in R.
Using the gtrendsR package to download and chart Google Trends data.
Distributed data structures in R with the ddR package.
Using the leaflet package to create an interactive, photo-annotated map of GPS data from a hike.
Microsoft Azure's Data Science Virtual Machine includes R.
Feature selection when modeling wide data sets with genetic algorithms using the caret package.
Querying recursive CTEs (common table expressions) in a database with the sqldf package.
General interest stories (not related to R) in the past month included: your Macbook charger has more CPU than the
original Macintosh, how 5 particles can jam a hopper, and a film based on the NASA photo archive.
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