In case you missed it: November roundup

December 9, 2011
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In case you missed them, here are some articles from November of particular interest to R users.

R 2.14 now includes SVG support for Windows.

The submissions for the Applications of R in Business contest are available for viewing online.

A tutorial on using the Rdatamarket package to import public datasets into R.

Free books on R for multivariate analysis, biomedical statistics, and time series available for download.

Revolution R Enterprise 5.0 has been released. Download the slides and replay for the webinar . It's available for free download to members of the academic community. There's a review of the new release here.

Hadley Wickham presents the "R Development Master Class" in San Francisco.

Slides and a video interview from a talk on the RHadoop project given at Hadoop World 2011.

Using calendar heat maps in R to visualize training for a marathon.

Modeling 70Gb of birth records data using the RevoScaleR package.

Why we do need to deal with big data in R.

The University of Washington is offering a web-based course on financial modeling with R.

R performance tip: pre-allocate a vector, rather than extending it in a loop.

A review of the new book "The Art of R Programming" by Norman Matloff.

R remains the preferred tool of participants in the Kaggle predictive modeling competitions.

Other non-R-related stories in the past month included: data mining wine, creating a "holodeck" with Kinect sensors, visualizing a year of the sky and a radio series on Big Data

Meeting times for R user groups can be found on the updated R Community Calendar.

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