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Revolution Newsletters: Issue 17 - June 2011

Welcome to the June 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!

Your editor,

David Smith, VP Marketing and Community

Twitter: @revodavid



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Revolution News

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!

Enzee Universe 2011 -- Revolution Analytics will be at the Enzee Universe June 20-22, showing how its bringing enterprise-ready R to IBM Netezza's TwinFin Data Warehouse Appliance Customers

CIO Webinar Join us June 14 for a 30-minute executive overview on incorporating R into your 'Big Data' analytics strategy.

Sybase Capital Markets Guide features an interview with Revolution Analytics' CTO David Champagne talking about the need for up-to-date analytics in Finance, and how you can integrate Revolution R with quality real-time data sources. Download your free copy.

Did you know? R is used in 1 of 4 implemented data analysis projects, according to a recent KDnuggets poll?

Revolution Analytics engineer Stephen Weller gives a detailed example of using the RevoScaleR package from Revolution R Enterprise to analyze a large airline data set.

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 new guide for R beginners, "How to Learn R," provides links to R resources, blogs and courses.

Boston R User Group member Jeffrey Breen provides some useful slides on accessing databases from R with direct interfaces to MySQL and Oracle, or via ODBC/JDBC.

Hadley Wickham provides an "essential vocabulary" for R: the 300 functions every R programm need to know.

Using R for Finance? The presentations from the R/Finance 2011 conference are now available for download.

Profile of Martin Morgan, director of the Bioconductor project for analysis and comprehension of high-throughput genomic data.

Antonio Piccolboni compares 7 language interfaces you can use to program Hadoop, with a focus on the R interface, Rhipe.

For Daily R Tips, you can follow @RLangTip on Twitter.

Upcoming Events

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

  • June 10: The Hobart R Users Group is providing an introduction and discussion on Lattice Graphics


  • June 13: The R User Group of Singapore (RUGS) looks at the integration of R, Big Data and Web application development


  • June 15:

    The Melbourne Users of R Network (MelbURN) hosts a discussion of R in Bioinformatics

    The LondonR meeting has three presentations: "Compressive Sampling with R"; "Interfacing an existing software library to R"; and "Building flexibility into R code"


  • June 16: Torino R net holds its first meeting


  • June 18: The Dallas R Users Group will be exploring Data Visualization with ggplot


  • June 20: Amst-R-dam will be hosting its second meeting with two presentations, coffee and drinks


  • June 21: New York hackR will be presenting RStudio and lightning talks


  • June 26-30: The fifth R/Rmetrics Meielisalp Workshop on Computational Finance and Financial Engineering

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.