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Revolution Newsletters: Issue 30 - July 2012

Welcome to the July 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




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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!

Find a list of all of R's capabilities for analytics, data visualization, programming and applications at our new list of R Language Features.

The Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) conference in San Diego starts on July 28, and Revolution Analytics is a proud sponsor. Join us for presentations on big-data GLM algorithms, census data analysis, and predictive analytics software, or find us in the Exhibition Hall for a demonstration of Revolution R Enterprise 6.

The Big-Data Generalized Linear Models in Revolution R Enterprise aren't just powerful and flexible: they're fast, too. See these benchmarks and a video demonstration.

Read: CIO magazine says Revolution R is a Big Data open source technology to watch.

The Revolution Analytics Webinar Series is taking a break for the Summer, but you can still watch free replays of recent presentations on operational risk management, spatial statistics and all the other webinars in the series. Got an idea for a future webinar? Let us know.

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 US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reiterates that it's OK to use R for statistical analysis of drug trials.

The useR! 2012 conference featured presentations on big-data analysis, interactive graphics, dynamic reporting, forensic statistics and many more R applications. Here's a review.

A hopeful parent-to-be calculates the chances of having a baby using R.

Data distillation -- converting the "crude oil" of unstructured data into the "refined gasoline" of structured data -- is the "killer app" of R with Hadoop.

You're less likely to have been born on January 1, July 4 or December 25 a big-data analysis of US census data analysis with R reveals. You can see the probabilities for all birthdays as a calendar heatmap and as a time series.

Find more posts about R in the Revolutions blog monthly roundups.

Upcoming Events

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

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.