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Revolution Newsletters: Issue 5 - June 2010


Welcome to the June 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!

Your editor,

David Smith, VP Marketing

Twitter: @revodavid

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Revolution News

Every month, we'll bring you the latest news about Revolution's products and events in this section.

Did you miss our recent webinars? Catch up with the latest news about Revolution R with these replays, or download the slides to read at your leisure.

Introduction to Revolution R. Wondering what R is all about, or want to learn more about Revolution R? An introductory webinar from author and blogger David Smith.

Supercharge BI and Dashboards with Predictive Analytics. Learn how advanced analytics from R enhance business intelligence dashboards in this joint webinar from OpenBI, Jaspersoft and Revolution Analytics.

Revolution Analytics in the news!

Fox Business Channel: Revolution Analytics "Changing the Face of Analytics". See Revolution's CEO Norman Nie interviewed on "Closing Bell with Liz Claman".

E-Commerce Times: Revolution Analytics a "Startup to Watch". Jack Germain reviews Revolution Analytics strategy to take the open source R language for statistical computing into the business world and make it an analytics powerhouse.

Follow us on Twitter at @RevolutionR for up-to-the-minute news and updates from Revolution Analytics.

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.

New to R, and looking for a leg up? We linked to 13 free on-line videos for learning R, from the basics to more advanced materials.

Do you use R on a multiprocessor laptop or desktop machine? Find out how Revolution R can speed up R functions by making use of all of your available processing power.

Working with large data sets in genomics, genetics or drug discovery? We linked to some resources from the CloudAsia conference on practical parallel computing in R for the life sciences.

Did you know that during World War II, statistical inference revealed the size of the German tank army, using only the serial numbers of captured tanks? See this simulation in R demonstrating how it was done.

If you couldn't make it to the recent O'Reilly online conference Making Data Work (sponsored by Revolution Analytics), we reviewed the four talks on practical issues related to the analysis of large date sets.

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.

June 24 (Rockville, MD): DC UseR Group

Robert Vesco will be talking about webscraping: how to extract data from websites using XML and other tools for analysis with R.

June 27 - July 1 (Meielisalp, Switzerland): R/Rmetrics Summer School and Meeting on Computational Finance and Financial Engineering Sponsored by Revolution Analytics.

June 30 (Seattle, WA): Seattle R User Group

Jeff Howbert of Insilicos will be giving a talk on how to process machine learning ensembles in parallel on the Amazon cloud.

July 20-23 (Gaithersburg, Maryland): useR! 2010

The premier annual R conference for users around the world. Full program now available. Sponsored by Revolution Analytics.

Also, check out the new R user groups in Boston, MA, Atlanta, GA and Sydney, Australia.