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Revolution Newsletters Issue 53 July 2014

Welcome to the July 2014 Newsletter. UseR! 2014 at the beautiful UCLA campus was an outstanding event and we enjoyed seeing old friends and meeting new R users. Next up is JSM in Boston, August 2-7, and we hope you will stop by our booth #303. Lots of new R user group meetings coming up so be sure to check out the events calendar and find a group near you.

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Your editor,
David Smith, Chief Community Officer
Twitter: @revodavid

Featured Announcements

Revolution R Enterprise Certification is now available as an independently proctored exam. You can take the test online or arrange for an onsite proctored exam for your whole group. We have provided a study guide and sample test questions to help you prepare. We hope you will take this opportunity to add to your resume and help your organization ensure that it has the right skill sets in place for success.

AdviseR Get the technical support your team needs for working with Open Source R. Keep your experts productive while helping your "new" R programmers get up to speed quickly and efficiently with our support subscription service. AdviseR will help to ensure the continuity and longevity of your R working group while you keep productivity high.

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 or subscribe to our company page on LinkedIn for up-to-the-minute news and updates from Revolution Analytics!


Using R and Apache Hadoop - for Customer Analytics
Revolution Analytics and Hortonworks present how customers are using Hadoop and R in the real world. We show an end-to-end customer churn analytics demonstration (leveraging Revolution Analytics, Hortonworks and Tableau) serving three user personas: a website visitor, a data scientist and a business analyst.

Applications in R - Success and Lessons Learned from the Marketplace
In this webinar David Smith, Chief Community Officer, will take a look at the growth of R and the innovative uses of R in business, government and non-profit sectors. Then Neera Talbert, Vice President, Professional Services will take you into the trenches of recent customer deployments and share best practices and pitfalls to avoid in deploying or expanding your own R applications.

Revolution Analytics in the News

Analytic Technology Spurs New Ways of Marketing
By Ed Burns, TechTarget, June 10, 2014

Advanced Analytics: The Hurwitz Victory Index
By Marcia Kaufman & Daniel Kirsch, Hurwitz & Associates, July 2014

The Analyst One Top Technologies List: The breakthrough technologies every analyst should know about
By Bob Gourley, Analyst One, June 23, 2014

Global Big Data Analytics Market
By Frost & Sullivan Research Service, Frost & Sullivan, July 2014

DBTA 100 2014 - The Companies That Matter Most in Data
By Joyce Wells, Database Trends and Applications, June 25, 2014

How Companies Use R to Compete in a Data-Driven World
By David Smith, DataInformed, June 24, 2014

Big Data School: 5 Training Programs for R Language
By Mellisa Torentino, SiliconANGLE, July 14, 2014

The Open Source Analytics Invasion
Jelani Harper, Dataversity, July 15, 2014


JSM 2014 - August 2-7, 2014 - Boston, MA
Join us in booth #303 for the largest gathering of statisticians held in North America. Attended by more than 6,000 people, meeting activities include oral presentations, panel sessions, poster presentations, continuing education courses, an exhibit hall (with state-of-the-art statistical products and opportunities), career placement services, society and section business meetings, committee meetings, social activities and networking opportunities. We are doing a follow up to our Data Privacy Survey and will be giving an Apple TV to one of our lucky survey respondents. Looking forward to seeing you there!

AcademyR - Training and Education

Current AcademyR Training Calendar
Here's your link to all scheduled trainings around the world. We offer in-classroom and virtual course formats. If you don't see the course or dates you need, please contact us to schedule an onsite course at your organization.

AcademyR Full Course Catalog
Download our course catalog to plan for your training needs throughout the year.

Featured Archive Video:
Survival Analysis for Marketing Attribution

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.

Joe Rickert reviews the new book "Applied Predictive Modeling" by Max Kuhn and Kjell Johnson, which is rich with examples in R and the "caret" package.

Prizes on offer for the best R graphic mapping the locations of R user groups.

Guy Abel used the circlize package to visualize the players in the World Cup and the location of their home teams.

Two financial data analysis tutorials: how to create a clean financial data set for backtesting, and constructing a term structure of interest rates.

A look at the state of the art in Deep Learning research, including the 'darch' and 'deepnet' packages for R.

A function to read data into R from Google Spreadsheets that works with Google's current security model.

Upcoming R User Group 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!