In case you missed it: July 2016 roundup

August 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 July of particular interest to R users. 

R moves up to 5th place in the annual IEEE Spectrum programming language rankings.

A guide to R-related presentations at the JSM 2016 conference.

FiveThirtyEight uses R extensively for data journalism, as explained in a presentation at useR!2016.

An in-depth look at DeployR's enterprise security model when calling R functions via the web services API.

Microsoft R Open 3.3.0 is now available for Windows, Mac and PC.

A survey of quantitative business professionals ranks R as the most-used software, followed by SAS and Python.

Microsoft is hosting its first Data Science Summit: a conference for data scientists in Atlanta GA, September 26-27.

An interactive tree map of Pokemon Go types, created with R.

Using R to manage energy usage on the Microsoft campus.

The fact that NA^0 equals 1 reveals some insights about missing values in R

Two presentations by me, recorded at useR!2016: How Microsoft uses data science to improve the lives of people with disabilities, and how R is integrated into Microsoft products.

A review of some recently-released R packages, by Joe Rickert.

How to create a Power BI dashboard based on SQL Server and R.

Microsoft R Client is a desktop-based version of Microsoft R Server, includes the big-data ScaleR package, and free to download and use.

Resources (code and slides) from the tutorials presented at the useR!2016 conference.

Rick Becker presents the birth of the S language at Bell Labs.

Using Microsoft R Server within the Data Science Virtual Machine to graph airline delays from 14Gb of flight records. 

A beginner's introduction to data science, in five short videos.

General interest stories (not related to R) in the past month included: bad maps, bird migration, how to tell a B737 from an A320animal 'facts', and animals and fairness.

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