Steal This Blog!

June 22, 2011 | Stephen Turner

I wanted to contribute any content and code I post here to the R Programming Wikibook so I made a slight change to the Creative Commons license on this blog. All the written content is now cc-by-sa and all the code here is still open source BSD. So fee...
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R 2.13.0 released

April 13, 2011 | David Smith

The R Core Group has released the latest update to open-source R, R 2.13.0 is now available. You can download the new source distribution from the R Project website, and I see from the Download R tool at that binaries for Windows and Mac are already available at my ... [Read more...]

R 2.12.2 is available

February 25, 2011 | David Smith

As previously announced, R 2.12.2 is available for download today. Browsing through the various mirrors (using the Download R tool on, it looks like the Windows version is already available on many mirrors; the Mac and Linux versions will follow soon (and of course, sources are available now). The ... [Read more...]

Revolution R Enterprise 4.2 now available

February 1, 2011 | David Smith

Today we're pleased to announce the availability of the latest update to the Revolution R family, Revolution R Enterprise 4.2. This release includes all of the capabilities of the most powerful statistical software available, open-source R (version 2.11.1), plus additional components for big data analysis, integration, user experience and more. Version 4.2 includes ... [Read more...]

Submit your talks for the R user conference

January 19, 2011 | David Smith

useR! 2011[*], the annual R user conference supported by the R Foundation for Statistical Computing, will be held this year in the United Kingdom at the University of Warwick (which is located, oddly enough, in Coventry). Last year's conference featured dozens of presentations on R's use in pretty much every domain ... [Read more...]

R 2.12.1 is out

December 16, 2010 | David Smith

As promised, the latest patch to R is out with the release of R 2.12.1, as announced today by the R Core Team. If you build R yourself, sources are available now at your local CRAN mirror, and binaries for Windows, Mac and Linux will be available in the next few ... [Read more...]

R 2.12.0 released

October 15, 2010 | David Smith

As announced today, The new R 2.12.0 is now available in source form, and you'll soon be able to download R as an installable binary for Windows, Mac and Linux from your local CRAN mirror. In the meantime, if you're not building R yourself you can check out the list of ... [Read more...]

Introducing RevoDeployR: Web Services for R

September 14, 2010 | David Smith

Today, Revolution Analytics announced another add-on to R as part of Revolution R Enterprise. RevoDeployR is a Web Services framework for R, designed to make it easy to scalably and securely integrate computations done in R into other applications like spreadsheets and web pages. The idea is simple: as an ... [Read more...]

R 2.12.0 scheduled for October 15

September 13, 2010 | David Smith

Just announced: the next release of R, version 2.12.0, will be released on October 15 (in source code form; binaries usually follow the same day or soon thereafter). Looking at the NEWS file, this release features several dozen tweaks and bug fixes to... [Read more...]

Revolution R Enterprise 4.0 free download for academics

September 7, 2010 | David Smith

The Windows version of our latest enterprise distribution of R, Revolution R Enterprise 4.0, is now being delivered to subscribers and is also available for free download for members of the academic community. Revolution R Enterprise 4.0 is a major update, and includes many new and improved features: Based on R 2.11.1, the ... [Read more...]

R Creators Accept Statistical Computing Award

August 4, 2010 | David Smith

In a dedicated session at the JSM conference here in Vancouver, the creators of R, Robert Gentleman and Ross Ihaka, accepted their prize (announced in January, but awarded today) from the American Statistical Association for "innovation in computing, software, or graphics that has had a great impact on statistical practice ... [Read more...], a new community site for R

July 21, 2010 | David Smith

As recently as a couple of years ago, finding information about R in the Web was hard. Other than the canonical content and mailing list archives at the official R project site,, there wasn't too much else dedicated to R on the web -- and what was ... [Read more...]

Welcome guest blogger, Joseph Rickert

June 15, 2010 | David Smith

I'm about to head out for a two-week holiday, so I'll be off the grid for a little while. But I have queued up some (hopefully!) interesting stories to auto-post while I'm away, so there'll still be plenty to read every weekday as usual here on the blog. Also joining ... [Read more...]

R 2.11.1 released

May 31, 2010 | David Smith

It's official: R 2.11.1 is out. Source code and binaries for Windows and MacOS are available at the master CRAN mirror, and will be available for download from your local mirror soon. As anticipated, this is an update release focussing mainly on bugfixes and with just one new feature. According to ... [Read more...]

R 2.11.1 scheduled for May 31

May 21, 2010 | David Smith

As announced by the R Core Team, the next update to R will be 2.11.1 to be released on May 31. Despite being a minor-minor version increment, this release is expected to sport at least one new feature: BIC (in package stats4) will work with multiple fitted models, like AIC does. There ... [Read more...]

Revolution’s 2010 roadmap

May 7, 2010 | David Smith

As part of all the news from yesterday, we also announced our vision and roadmap for the Revolution R product line for 2010. You can see a short summary of our vision in this two-minute video, or see more details in the roadmap whitepaper available for download. But here's a quick ... [Read more...]

Revolution R Enterprise now free to academics

May 6, 2010 | David Smith

Unlike Revolution R Community which is 100% free to everyone, our commercial-grade Revolution R Enterprise distribution bundles R with proprietary components from our development team, which are normally available only to paying subscribers. (Those subscriptions are the way we get income to keep the company going.) Those components include our full ... [Read more...]
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