By David Smith
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An introductory R tutorial by Jesse Sadler focuses on the analysis of historical documents.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):
- Siri transcribes a trombone player
- A collection of short videos of interesting chemical reactions
- An animation shows the impact of a rogue drone on Gatwick airport
- An AI sythesizes novel images of furniture, animals, and celebritiesA
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