In case you missed it: November 2017 roundup

By David Smith

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

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

R 3.4.3 “Kite Eating Tree” has been released.

Several approaches for generating a “Secret Santa” list with R.

The “RevoScaleR” package from Microsoft R Server has now been ported to Python.

The call for papers for the R/Finance 2018 conference in Chicago is now open.

Give thanks to the volunteers behind R.

Advice for R user groups from the organizer of R-Ladies Chicago.

Use containers to build R clusters for parallel workloads in Azure with the doAzureParallel package.

A collection of R scripts for interesting visualizations that fit into a 280-character Tweet.

R is featured in a StackOverflow case study at the Microsoft Connect conference.

The City of Chicago uses R to forecast water quality and issue beach safety alerts.

A collection of best practices for sharing data in spreadsheets, from a paper by Karl Broman and Kara Woo.

The MRAN website has been updated with faster package search and other improvements.

The curl package has been updated to use the built-in winSSL library on Windows.

Beginner, intermediate and advanced on-line learning plans for developing AI applications on Azure.

A recap of the EARL conference (Effective Applications of the R Language) in Boston.

Giora Simchoni uses R to calculate the expected payout from a slot machine.

An introductory R tutorial by Jesse Sadler focuses on the analysis of historical documents.

A new RStudio cheat sheet: “Working with Strings“.

An overview of generating distributions in R via simulated gaming dice.

An analysis of StackOverflow survey data ranks R and Python among the most-liked and least-disliked languages.

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

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