The R Journal intends to reach a wide audience and is one of the main communication media in the R community. Usually, two issues are published each year.
This issue presents 10 interesting research articles especially introducing to new R packages and several code examples. In the Help Desk section two articles give useful advices for preparing your talks, slides and posters for the next UseR2011 conference.
This issue covers no topics in the area of High Performance Computing or Cloud Computing. Only the article “Differential Evolution with DEoptim” announces the parallelization of the implementation as one of the next features.