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Revolution Newsletters: Issue 16 - May 2011

Welcome to the May 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

Revolution Analytics' Executive Roadmap: Revolutionary Products for Revolutionary Times

Revolution Analytics provides commercial software and services that extend the power of the popular open source R statistics language. This document provides an outline of the innovative advanced analytics solutions that the company currently has under development.


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 R Enterprise 4.3 released; New Big Data algorithms, SPSS data import, and R engine updated to 2.12.2. Free download for academics.

Archived Webinar on deploying predictive analytics with PMML, R, and ADAPA

Predictive Modeling Competitions site Kaggle reports that over half of its winners use R. Revolution R Enterprise software now available free-of-charge to Kaggle competitors.

Analyst firm Gartner says "R is not only the tool of choice, but the ideal environment for advanced analysis" -- and names Revolution Analytics a "Cool Vendor"

R Guru Hadley Wickham hosting an "R Development Master Class" in San Francisco:

InformationWeek asks "Can Open Source Solve Big Data For SMBs?":

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 Heritage Health Prize competition offers USD$3.2M to build predictive models for hospitalizations

The Community Website now provides the ability to search and view the help files for CRAN packages

Wondering where your 2010 tax dollars went? This infographic explains

The Milktrader blog features useful examples of financial data analysis in R

The RevoScaleR package for 'Big Data' model inference

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. 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.