In case you missed it: November 2014 Roundup

December 11, 2014

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

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

Reviews of some of the R-related presentations (by John Chambers, Trevor Hastie and others) at the H20 World conference. 

An R/Shiny app for making egg-nog.

An author's look at how R was used to create many of the beautiful graphics in the book "London: The Information Capital".

PhD student Tim Winke used R to explore the popularity of German cars around the globe.

Twitter has released an R package for breakout detection in time series, that they use to monitor user experience on the site.

Ford's Chief Data Scientist describes various applications where R is used to improve vehicles.

The Bay Area R User Group featured presentations on using R to promote athletes, using R on Azure, and updates to the data.table package. 

Analyzing data from the Reddit API with R reveals that not all posts are treated equally when it comes to promotions to the front page.

A new free course on DataCamp provides an introduction to the big-data features of Revolution R Enterprise

Learn about Revolution R Open and Deploy R Open, new open-source projects from Revolution Analytics, in this recorded webinar. 

R is now #12 in the Tiobe index of programming language popularity, its highest rank ever.

A look at the popular igraph package for drawing networks and connected graphs with R.

How to create 3-D R graphics that you can interactively rotate on-screen with plotly and ggplot2.

Some performance benchmarks of Revolution R Open on Linux, with comparisons to other multithreaded BLAS libraries. 

Working with a large and messy data set with R packages and Revolution R Enterprise. 

Revolution R Enterprise 7.3 is now available, with a new Stochastic Gradient Boosting algorithm for very large data sets.

Stanford PhD candidate Peggy Fan explores the World Values Survey data with R and Shiny. 

A short video describes how R programs can run in the Azure cloud and be connected to other applications.

General interest stories (not related to R) in the past month included: Too Many Cooks, a bizarre satire video and how Interstellar advanced the science of black holes.

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