Revolution Newsletters: Issue 16 - May 2011
Welcome to the May edition of the Revolution Newsletter! Every month, we bring you the latest news about R from Revolution Analytics and around the Web. We include tips and tricks on using R, events of interest to the R community, and information about products and initiatives from the team at Revolution Analytics. This newsletter is for you, so let us know what you think — send us feedback at my email address below. If you find this newsletter valuable, forward it to your friends. And if you've received this newsletter from a friend, you can subscribe here to get your own copy each month. Enjoy!
Every month, we bring you the latest news about Revolution's products and events in this section. Follow us on Twitter at @RevolutionR for up-to-the-minute news and updates from Revolution Analytics!
Revolution R Enterprise 4.3 released; New Big Data algorithms, SPSS data import, and R engine updated to 2.12.2. Free download for academics.
Archived Webinar on deploying predictive analytics with PMML, R, and ADAPA
Predictive Modeling Competitions site Kaggle reports that over half of its winners use R. Revolution R Enterprise software now available free-of-charge to Kaggle competitors.
Analyst firm Gartner says "R is not only the tool of choice, but the ideal environment for advanced analysis" -- and names Revolution Analytics a "Cool Vendor"
R Guru Hadley Wickham hosting an "R Development Master Class" in San Francisco:
InformationWeek asks "Can Open Source Solve Big Data For SMBs?":
R News, Tips and Tricks from the Revolutions blog
The Revolutions blog brings you daily news and tips about R, statistics and open source. Here are some highlights from Revolutions from the past month:
The Heritage Health Prize competition offers USD$3.2M to build predictive models for hospitalizations
The Inside-R.org Community Website now provides the ability to search and view the help files for CRAN packages
Wondering where your 2010 tax dollars went? This infographic explains
The Milktrader blog features useful examples of financial data analysis in R
The RevoScaleR package for 'Big Data' model inference
Every month, we highlight some upcoming events from R Community Calendar.
- May 14: The Dallas R Users Group is holding an R Workshop for those who want to discuss and get support for their R projects.
- May 16-17: The Open Source Business Conference returns to San Francisco
- May 17:
The Washington DC useR Group has Anthony Goldbloom from Kaggle speaking about R in Predictive Modeling Competitions
The Denver R User Group is exploring tools for the Data Science Toolkit Project & holding a Hack Night
The Vancouver R Users Group hosts a showcase of R in Biostatistics & A Tutorial
- May 19: The Portland R User Group looks at using R for post-processing results of compiled model code
- May 21: The Orange County R User Group hosts its regular meeting
- May 26: The Philadelphia R UseR Group has Anthony Goldbloom from Kaggle speaking about R in Predictive Modeling Competitions
- June 1: The Greater Boston useR Group features Vincent Carey, co-founder of the Bioconductor Project
Please let us know if we're missing your R user group. If you're interested in starting a local R user group in your area, Revolution Analytics offers sponsorships for both new and established groups -- and has published some tips for starting a new R user group.