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Revolution Newsletters: Issue 14 - Mar 2011

Welcome to the March 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

On Wednesday, March 16 join Revolution Analytics CTO David Champagne for a live webinar, Integrating R into 3rd Party and Web Applications using RevoDeployR. This webinar is suitable any developer looking to integrate on-demand predictive analytics and data visualizations into end-user tools such as Microsoft Excel, JasperReports Server or browser-based applications. Register now.

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!

Revolution Analytics partners with Netezza. The companies will integrate Revolution R Enterprise and the IBM Netezza TwinFin(r) Data Warehouse Appliance. For the first time, customers seeking to run high performance and full-scale predictive analytics from within a data warehouse platform will be able to directly leverage the power of the open source R statistics language. Learn more.

Revolution Analytics partners with Jaspersoft. This partnership provides users with an integrated BI+Analytics solution capable of storing, sorting, analyzing and presenting very large data sets. Learn how JasperReports Server and Revolution R Enterprise work together.

See you at PAW San Francisco. Predictive Analytics World is a business-focused event for predictive analytics professionals, managers and commercial practitioners. On March 14-15, Learn how Gaia Interactive decoded customer behavior with Revolution R Enterprise, and visit the Revolution Analytics booth #112 to enter a drawing for a new iPad 2!

Special Offer on R Training: Through March 31, purchase a workstation license of Revolution R Enterprise with on-line "Introduction to R" training from for just $1125 (a combined 25% discount!). 10% discounts also available for stand-alone on-line and customized on-site training. Contact us for details.

Take the SAS to R Challenge!

Take the SAS to R Challenge before March 31: Revolution Analytics invites you take the SAS to R Challenge. Let us prove that we can replicate your results in R, faster and cheaper than SAS. Hurry, Take the SAS to R Challenge before the offer expires March 31.

Click Here to Take the Challenge

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:

Keep an Eye on the Open-Source Analytics Stack: Revolution Analytics CEO Norman Nie describes the emerging open-source Analytics Stack: a suite of interoperable components for data, analytics and reporting that together form a best-of-breed solution for business analytics.

Parallel programming in R for Windows: Revolution Analytics has released the doSMP package to CRAN -- making it easy for any R user on Windows to do parallel processing on multiprocessor machines.

Visualize data, win prizes. Google is offering $10,000 in prize money for the best visualizations of the US Federal Budget -- an ideal challenge for R users.

Mapping election data with R: The blog Offensive Politics provides a step-by-step guide to charting the recent Chicago mayoral election by precinct, and the provided code make a great starting point for any mapping application in R.

Upcoming Events

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

Please let us know if we're missing your R user group, or if want to get a new one started.

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.