In case you missed them, here are some articles from December of particular interest to R users.
Hadley Wickham's Shiny app for making eggnog.
Using R to analyze the vocal range of pop singers.
A video tour of the data.table package from its creator, Matt Dowle.
The European R Users Meeting (eRum) will be held in Budapest, May 14-18.
Winners of the ASA Police Data Challenge student visualization contest.
An introduction to seplyr, a re-skinning of the dplyr package to a standard R evaluation interface.
How to run R in the Windows Subsystem for Linux, along with the rest of the Linux ecosystem.
A chart of Bechdel scores, showing representation of women in movies over time.
The British Ecological Society's Guide to Reproducible Science advocates the use of R and Rmarkdown.
Eight modules from the Microsoft AI School cover Microsoft R and SQL Server ML Services.
And some general interest stories (not necessarily related to R):
- Kate Crawford's keynote from NIPS 2017 on the issue of bias in artificial intelligence applications, a topic also covered in the Microsoft AI Blog.
- The original Star Wars movie was a dud before it was rescued in editing.
- I'm now a member of the Cloud Developer Advocates team at Microsoft.
- A Disney animator draws in 3-D with a virtual reality kit
- A very, very wide web page visualizes the Solar System to scale.
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