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In case you missed it: February 2014 roundup

In case you missed them, here are some articles from February of particular interest to R users:  A statistical analysis of various forecasting methods (using R) leads to correct predictions for 21 of 24 Oscars awards.  There are now 123 R User Groups worldwide, and applications for Revolution Analytics sponsorship grants are open until March 31. Revolution Analytics was named by Gartner as a “Visionary” in the new Magic Quadrant for Advanced Analytics Software.  Dan Hanson simulates financial market returns in R using the Generalized Lambda Distribution.  I discussed the next phase of “Big Data” — driven by the rise of R — in an interview with theCUBE. An R-based analysis by Joshua Katz is the basis of an interactive “Dialect Quiz” that broke traffic records at the New York Times.  Rattle creator Graham Williams’ “One Page R: A Survival Guide to Data Science with R” is actually the entry point to several in-depth R tutorials.  An example of using R for topological data analysis: sampling points from the surface of a torus.  A recent feature on Artificial Intelligence in The Atlantic includes a brief mention of R. James Peruvankal on modeling “contagion” in social networks using R. Replay of our webinar with Alteryx, including a demo of accessing R using the drag-and-drop workflow GUI.  Plush toys in the shape of statistical distributions, based on patterns created with R. Currency arbitrage using BitCoin, using exchange rates downloaded from the now-defunct MtGox exchange using the quandl package. A guide to creating 3-D perspective plots with R. Revolution R Enterprise is now available in the cloud, in Amazon’s AWS Marketplace.  According to the 2014 Dice Salary Survey, R is the highest-paid IT skill.  A Shiny app that displayed real-time results from the Sochi Olympics, and now shows the final medal tally. The R package weatherData makes it easy to download weather data into R.  In addition to free licenses to individuals in academia, Revolution Analytics now offers $999 site licenses to IT departments at universities and non-profits working for the public good.  R is #15 of all programming languages in the latest RedMonk rankings. Some non-R stories in the past month included: special effects using just an office projector, and clips from the movie Dynamic Earth. As always, thanks for the comments and please send any suggestions to me at [email protected] Don't forget you can follow the blog using an RSS reader, via email using blogtrottr, or by following me on Twitter (I'm @revodavid). You can find roundups of previous months here.  

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David Smith is Vice President of Marketing and Community at Revolution Analytics. He has a long history with the R and statistics communities. After graduating with a degree in Statistics from the University of Adelaide, South Australia, he spent four years researching statistical methodology at Lancaster University in the United Kingdom, where he also developed a number of packages for the S-PLUS statistical modeling environment. He continued his association with S-PLUS at Insightful (now TIBCO Spotfire) overseeing the product management of S-PLUS and other statistical and data mining products.<

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