In case you missed it: May 2015 roundup

June 10, 2015
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In case you missed them, here are some articles from May of particular interest to R users.

RStudio 0.99 released with improved autocomplete and data viewer features.

A tutorial on the new Naive Bayes classifier in the RevoScaleR package.

R is the most popular Predictive Analytics / Data Mining / Data Science software in the latest KDnuggets poll.

A Shiny application predicts the winner of baseball games mid-game using R.

A list of over 100 open data sources you can use with R.

Revolution R Open 3.2.0 now available, following RRO 8.0.3.

A review of talks at the Extremely Large Databases conference, featuring Stephen Wolfram and John Chambers.

My TechCrunch article on the impact of open source software on business features several R examples.

You can improve performance of R even further by using Revolution R Open with Intel Phi coprocessors.

New features in Revolution R Enterprise 7.4, now available.

The next release of SQL Server will run R in-database.

Create embeddable, interactive graphics in R with htmlwidgets.

Computerworld reviews R packages for data wrangling.

A tutorial on using data stored in the Azure cloud with R.

Using histograms as points in scatterplots, and other embedded plots in R.

A comparison of data frames, data.table, and dplyr with a random walks problem.

A video on using R for human resources optimization.

How to call R and Python from base SAS.

General interest stories (not related to R) in the past month included: a song written by an iPhone, a Facebook algorithm that tells when “like” becomes “love”, a map of light pollution and a machine-learning application that tells you how old you look.

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