In case you missed it: September 2017 roundup

October 5, 2017
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In case you missed them, here are some articles from September of particular interest to R users.

The mathpix package converts images of hand-drawn equations to their LaTeX equivalent.

R 3.4.2 is released. 

Applying image featurization to the problem of classifying wood knots in lumber.

Microsoft ML Server 9.2, which provides operationalization for R, is released.

A roundup of news stories related to R from the Ignite conference.

A tutorial on launching a Spark cluster with R on HDInsight.

A map of pirate attacks, and an ethics lesson on scraping data.

A preview of ALTREP, the new vector implementation that promises to bring performance improvements to the R engine.

The USGS used R to visualize the rainfall from hurricanes Irma and Harvey.

A preview of the EARL London conference, and highlights of some R applications presented there.

Microsoft R Open 3.4.1, featuring R 3.4.1, is now available.

A new edX course on Artificial Intelligence development.

A introduction to R data frames for SQL Server users.

The newsflash package extracts trending topics from cable news closed captioning streams.

Data Visualization for Social Science, a new online textbook with a focus on ggplot2.

Knime 3.4 now includes connections to Microsoft R and Azure data services.

"Practical Data Science for Stats", a PeerJ Preprints collection of R-related papers.

And some general interest stories (not necessarily related to R):

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