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Revolution Newsletters: Issue 38 - April 2013

Welcome to the April edition of the Revolution Newsletter! Every month we bring you the latest news about R from Revolution Analytics and around the Web. You'll find 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.

Your editor,

David Smith, VP Marketing and Community



  Now Available:
Revolution R Enterprise 6.2
Released today, this update further enhances the performance, scalability and enterprise readiness of Revolution R Enterprise. Key new features include fast data import from Teradata data warehouses, big-data stepwise linear regression support, upgrades to the RevoDeployR web services framework, and the open-source R 2.15.3 language engine. Upgrade instructions will be sent to existing subscribers on Monday, April 29th, 2013. Learn more about the new features in Revolution R Enterprise 6.2 in this blog post, and in this press release.

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!

Webinar: What's New in Revolution R Enterprise 6.2. Product Manager Thomas Dinsmore describes the new features of Revolution R Enterprise 6.2 in a 30-minute webinar at 11:00AM ET on May 1st. Register for the webinar here to attend the live session and for access to the recorded replay.

New R Training Courses. The Revolution Analytics training department has just launched new R training courses, including Data Visualization in R, Marketing Analytics with R and Using R with Hadoop. Check out the R Course Catalog for the complete list.

Applications of R in Finance at R/Finance 2013. Revolution Analytics is a proud sponsor of the premier gathering of quantitative analysts, portfolio managers, risk analysts and researchers using R for finance. Registration is open for the R/Finance 2013 conference, which will take place May 17-18 in Chicago.

Revolution Analytics named Top 100 Big Data Vendor by CRN. The CRN 2013 Big Data 100 list includes leading vendors in Big Data business analytics, data management and data infrastructure and includes leading companies like SAP, SAS, Tableau, Tibco and Revolution Analytics.

Revolution Analytics in the News: Get tips on hiring data scientists in this article from the Wall Street Journal (sub. req.), learn how Revolution R Enterprise is used for risk management in Toronto's Globe and Mail, or get the latest company news in this analyst update from James Taylor

R News, Tips and Tricks from the Revolutions blog

The Revolutions blog brings you daily news and tips about R, data science and open source. Here are some recent highlights, and you can find more articles in our monthly roundup.

Quandl is a new package for R that gives access to free time series data.

See how Facebook used R to analyze profile photo changes to create a map of same-sex marriage support in the USA.

Rodrigo Zamith created an interactive website that uses ggplot2 to compare basketball teams. The code behind the application is also available.

The Washington Post reports on a map of worldwide email traffic created with R.

Get an overview of the 170+ probability distributions available in R, which you can use for quantile or probability calculations and for simulations.

A simulation-based comparison of sampling from large data sets versus fitting models to the whole dataset with the RevoScaleR package.

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.

Interested in joining Revolution Analytics? We're hiring, so check out our careers page!