In case you missed it: January 2016 roundup

February 10, 2016

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

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

Animated visualizations and analysis of data from NYC's municipal bike program, created with R.

Many local R user groups are sharing materials from meetups using Github.

A detailed R tutorial on analyzing your Twitter archive and performing sentiment analysis.

How to combine R and Python in Jupyter notebooks.

Many datasets are available for analysis in R using Kaggle's online platform, including the American Community Survey.

Getting started with Markov Chains in R and even more R packages for Markov
Chain analysis.

Replays are available for recent webinars on Microsoft R Open and Microsoft R Server.

Microsoft R Open 3.2.3 (formerly Revolution R Open), and new CRAN Time Machine now available at MRAN.

Overview of parallel computing in R.

R packages providing sources of data.

Visual Studio will soon support the R language.

Microsoft R Server available free to students and developers.

Revolution R is now Microsoft R.

A new ggplot2 extension avoids overlapping text labels.

R played a big part in a scientific breakthrough regarding reproducibility of results.

An online data science course using Microsoft Azure and R.

A review of the 7th R user conference in Spain.

Using network analysis in R to explore connections in the movie "Love Actually".

The most popular posts on the Revolutions blog in 2015.

General interest stories (not related to R) in the past month included: pinball skills, when walking up the escalator is inefficient, Pokemon or Big Data and mimicking famous guitar styles.

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