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Revolution Newsletters: Issue 10 - Nov 2010


Welcome to the November edition of the Revolution Newsletter! Every month, we'll bring you the latest news about R from Revolution Analytics and around the Web. We'll 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 and Happy Thanksgiving to our friends and customers in the United States!

Your editor,

David Smith, VP Marketing

david@revolutionanalytics.com

Twitter: @revodavid

Revolution News

Every month, we'll 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!

New Case Studies: See how leading organizations like Cardio DX and Mu-Sigma are using Revolution R Enterprise to enhance their data analysis processes while reducing costs.

Updates at Inside-R.org: The R Community website Inside-R.org has been updated, and now features all the latest R documentation plus the ability to embed your R code into a web page with automatic links to help pages.

New Webinar: Revolution R Enterprise is 100% R and More. Join David Smith on December 8 to learn how the additional capabilities of Revolution R Enterprise enhance the productivity, ease of use, and enterprise readiness of open source R. Register for the webinar.

Revolution R Enterprise: Free for academics. Did you know that teachers, students and professors can download Revolution R Enterprise free of charge?

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.

A cautionary tale from the 2000 census. There's an odd spike in the sex ratio data from the 2000 census. See how the RevoScaleR package reveals this anomaly in this video and white paper.

Data visualization competition winners. See a review of the winning charts (and code) of the 2010 ggplot2 case study competition (sponsored by Revolution Analytics).

Win Prizes for Data Analysis. Speaking of competitions, R is the ideal tool for entering these data analysis competitions from Mozilla and The Dataists.

Organize your R workflow. Here are some tips to improve the maintainability, portability, reproducibility and efficiency of your R projects by streamlining your workflow.

Looking for more R tips and tricks? Check out the monthly round-ups at the Revolutions blog.

Upcoming Events

Every month, we'll highlight some upcoming events from R Community Calendar.

November 27: The Boston R User Group meets.

December 1: The Melbourne R User group meets to discuss reproducible research and R workflows, and the new Cincinatti/Dayton R User Group has their kick-off meeting.

December 4: The Dallas R User Group meets.

December 9: The New York R User Group discusses how R is used at Google

December 14: The Bay Area R User Group meets in Berkeley for a presentation on Data-Driven Journalism.

There is also a new R user group in Houston. Please let us know if we're missing your R user group, or if want to get a new one started.