Revolution Analytics at Strata 2012

February 27, 2012 | David Smith

One of my favourite conferences, Strata: Making Data Work, starts tomorrow in Santa Clara, CA. Revolution Analytics is a proud sponsor, and I'll be there with the team to listen to some great talks and to meet other R users at our booth in the exhibition hall. There will be ... [Read more...]

Slides and replay for "A backstage tour of ggplot2"

February 9, 2012 | David Smith

Many thanks to Hadley Wickham for his informative and entertaining webinar yesterday, "A backstage tour of ggplot2". Thanks also to everyone who submitted questions -- with more than 800 attendees live on the line we had many more questions than we had time to answer. For more ggplot2 information, Hadley kindly ... [Read more...]

Pre-conference tutorials announced for useR! 2012

January 30, 2012 | David Smith

The worldwide R user conference, useR! 2012, will take place this year June 12-15 in Nashville, Tennessee. In addition to the regular program of invited and contributed talks, a highlight of every useR! is the pre-conference tutorials: hand-on, half-day in-depth expert-led sessions with a focused on a specific area of methodology ... [Read more...]

Hadley Wickham goes behind the scenes on ggplot2

January 20, 2012 | David Smith

Hadley Wickham, creator of the ggplot2 packages for R (as well as several others) will present a webinar on February 8 going behind the scenes of the popular graphics package. If you've never used ggplot2 before, this will be a great way to learn about the kinds of charts you can ... [Read more...]

Submit a paper to the R/Finance conference

December 19, 2011 | David Smith

For anybody using the R language to analyze financial data, the R/Finance conference is the conference of the year. If you have something to share about applied finance with R, the call for papers is now open. The details are below, and the deadline for submissions is January 31, 2012. R/... [Read more...]

Free ggplot2 webinar from Hadley Wickham

November 30, 2011 | David Smith

The Orange County R Users Group is hosting a free webinar presented by Hadley Wickham, author of the ggplot2 graphics package for R. The webinar, "Advanced Visualizations in R with Hadley Wickham" is live from 6PM-7PM Pacific Time tomorrow, December 1. You can register at the LinkedIn event page below, ... [Read more...]

Webinar Tomorrow: What’s new in Revolution R Enterprise 5.0

November 16, 2011 | David Smith

A reminder that Sue Ranney will be presenting the webinar New Features in Revolution R Enterprise 5.0 (Including RevoScaleR) to support Scalable Data Analysis tomorrow (Thursday) at 11AM Pacific time. To whet your appetite, here's another video demonstation of more of the new big data analysis features, including the rxDataStep function ... [Read more...]

Webinar Nov 17: What’s new in Revolution R Enterprise 5.0

November 7, 2011 | David Smith

Revolution R Enterprise 5.0 will be released soon, and Sue Ranney, VP of Development at Revolution Analytics, will host a webinar on Thursday November 17 to get you up to speed on the latest features: Revolution R Enterprise 5.0 is Revolution Analytics’ scalable analytics platform. At its core is Revolution Analytics’ enhanced Distribution ... [Read more...]

Webinar on Portfolio Rebalancing with R and Sybase

November 3, 2011 | David Smith

R users in the financial industry may be interested in the following webinar hosted by Revolution Analytics' partner Sybase on November 10: Portfolio Rebalancing Using R and Sybase RAP for Intraday Risk Management With volatility and violent intraday swings becoming the new normal, intraday risk controls are now needed to not ... [Read more...]

Tomorrow: ACM Data Mining Camp at eBay

October 14, 2011 | David Smith

If you're in the Bay Area, tomorrow would be a great day to head down to San José for the ACM Data Mining Camp. Hundreds of data scientists, data hackers and data miners will be there for a fun "unconference", with talks and practical sessions organized on the spot according ... [Read more...]

Webinar Oct 13: Successful uses of R in Banking

October 6, 2011 | David Smith

On Thursday October 13, Hong Ooi from ANZ (Australia and New Zealand Banking Group) will give a webinar presentation on Successful Uses of R (along with SAS and Excel) in Banking. We've covered Hong's use of R for credit risk analysis here on the blog before, and in next week's webinar ... [Read more...]

A brief introduction to R for SAS and SPSS users

September 29, 2011 | David Smith

If you've used SAS or SPSS and want a jump-start into the basics of the popular R language, next week's webinar, Introduction to R for SAS and SPSS Users will be of interest to you. While R, SAS and SPSS are all three software systems for data analysis and graphics, ... [Read more...]

Revolution Analytics Fall Webinar Series

September 14, 2011 | David Smith

We've lined up what we think is an amazing series of R-related webinars over the next couple of months. These free 30-60 minute webinars will cover a wide range of topics: big-data analysis in R with the RevoScaleR package, Hadoop and Netezza; introductions to R for SAS users and for ... [Read more...]

More useR! 2011 roundups

August 22, 2011 | David Smith

If you missed last week's worldwide R user conference at the University of Warwick, several attendees have posted informative roundups of the event. Check out these posts from Patrick Burns, Karl Broman, Colin Gillespie, Pairach Piboonrungroj and Richie Cotton (which features a rare, good Statistics joke). My own roundup of ... [Read more...]

useR! 2011 roundup

August 19, 2011 | David Smith

As I stand[*] here at Heathrow waiting for my flight back to the States, I thought I'd dash off a few quick reflections of the userR! 2011 conference at University Warwick. It was an outstanding event. There's something about a conference of just a few hundred attendees (there were about 450) that ... [Read more...]

Live from useR!

August 15, 2011 | David Smith

The Revolution Analytics team is at the R user conference useR! at Warwick University this week. We'll bring you the updates from the conference with the latest from the R community as we go, but as we're on UK time blogging will be at unusual hours for the next few ... [Read more...]
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