In case you missed it: October 2013 Roundup

November 11, 2013

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

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

Joe Rickert recounts the R presence at the Strata + Hadoop World conference, including slides from the R and Hadoop tutorial.

Hadley Wickham's favorite tools, gadgets and software (including of course R). 

Revolution R Enterprise 7 is announced, with updated R engine and new in-database and in-Hadoop capabilities. 

I was interviewed on camera by theCUBE about R, data science, and Revolution R Enterprise 7.

Patrick Burns shares some good reasons for switching from spreadsheets to R for data analysis

R is used for several sports-related analyses at the The New England Symposium of Statistics in Sport.

Some tips for using the .Rprofile file to customize your R session at startup.

Quandl’s introduction to econometrics using R

Video replay of a recent webinar by DataSong on implementing time-to-event models with Revolution R Enterprise. 

Revolution R Enterprise is now integrated with Alteryx to provide a drag-and-drop workflow GUI for R, and an article in Forbes discusses using R from the Alteryx.

Joe Rickert reviews the sessions at the ACM 2013 Big Data Camp.

How to get an advantage in Fantasy Football with analysis in R, from a data scientist at the New York Times.

The latest Rexer poll shows the use of R continues to skyrocket. It’s the most popular data mining tool by a wide margin.

Replays of two recent webinar presentations on using R on Hadoop, presented by Cloudera and Hortonworks in conjunction with Revolution Analytics. 

Tips and resources for using R for signal processing and time series analysis.

The popular data-visualization software Tableau adds integration with R.

An interactive web tool explains Simpson’s paradox.

R-related presentations from the DataWeek 2013 conference, including how an IBM division replaced SAS with R.

Some non-R stories in the past month included: remembering video stores, some optical illusion trickery, better voting systems, a funny interpretation of air safety videos and a discussion on how to get ROI from analytics.

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