In case you missed them, here are some articles from July of particular interest to R users.
A tutorial on using the rsparkling package to apply H20's algorithms to data in HDInsight.
Several exercises to learn parallel programming with the foreach package.
A presentation on the R6 class system, by Winston Chang.
Introducing "joyplots", a ggplot2 extension for visualizing multiple time series or distributions (with a nod to Joy Division).
SQL Server 2017, with many new R-related capabilities, is nearing release.
Ali Zaidi on using neural embeddings with R and Spark to analyze Github comments.
R ranks #6 in the 2017 IEEE Spectrum Top Programming Languages.
Course materials on "Data Analysis for the Life Sciences", from Rafael Irizarry.
How to securely store API keys in R scripts with the "secret" package.
An in-depth tutorial on implementing neural network algorithms in R.
Recording of my lightning talk, "R in Minecraft".
Uwe Ligges' useR!2017 keynote, "20 years of CRAN".
A framework for implementing a credit risk prediction system with Microsoft R.
High school students build a facial-recognition drone using Microsoft Cognitive Services and Raspberry Pi.
he R Consortium is conducting a survey of R users.
The R GUI framework "rattle" now supports XGBoost models.
My presentation at useR!2017, "R, Then and Now", on how perceptions of R have changed over the years.
And some general interest stories (not necessarily related to R):
- A video explanation of the rolling shutters effect
- How Bitcoin and other digital currencies work
- How sinkholes form
- Air traffic control in Flight Simulator X
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