In case you missed them, here are some articles from November of particular interest to R users.
You can use emojis as plotting symbols in ggplot2 charts with the emoGG package.
A review of local R user group activity in 2015.
Giving thanks to the R Core Group.
Some best practices for handling secret API keys in R scripts.
An animated globe showing locations of Marriott and Starwood hotels using the rthreejs package.
PowerBI has added support for R graphics in PowerBI dashboards.
A detailed R-based analysis of over a billion taxi rides in New York City.
Joseph Rickert recommends books for learning the R language and for data analysis in R.
The AzureML package has been updated to allow R functions to connect with workspaces, datasets, and experiments in Azure
A simulation-based approach to explaining Simpson's Paradox.
Two new surveys show that R continues to be the most popular language for data scientists.
R was featured in many presentations at this year's H2Oworld conference.
A new R integration library for JVM developers: fluent-r.
Online investing service Betterment uses R for modeling, analysis and reporting.
Applications of R were presented at the EARL conference by Verizon, Pfizer, Wikipedia, and many others.
Simulating sample data reproducibly using the wakefield package.
Using the RJSONIO package to download Bitcoin exchange data.
A series on using differential privacy for machine learning.
The R Consortium has funded its first community project, and is now accepting proposals for future projects.
General interest stories (not related to R) in the past month included: ball-moving contraptions in Lego, why you can't photograph propellers, fun with magnets, and a dangerous playground in Australia.
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