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Revolution Newsletters: Issue 30 - July 2012
|Welcome to the July 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!
David Smith, VP Marketing and Community
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!
The Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) conference in San Diego starts on July 28, and Revolution Analytics is a proud sponsor. Join us for presentations on big-data GLM algorithms, census data analysis, and predictive analytics software, or find us in the Exhibition Hall for a demonstration of Revolution R Enterprise 6.
The Big-Data Generalized Linear Models in Revolution R Enterprise aren't just powerful and flexible: they're fast, too. See these benchmarks and a video demonstration.
Read: CIO magazine says Revolution R is a Big Data open source technology to watch.
The Revolution Analytics Webinar Series is taking a break for the Summer, but you can still watch free replays of recent presentations on operational risk management, spatial statistics and all the other webinars in the series. Got an idea for a future webinar? Let us know.
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 US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reiterates that it's OK to use R for statistical analysis of drug trials.
The useR! 2012 conference featured presentations on big-data analysis, interactive graphics, dynamic reporting, forensic statistics and many more R applications. Here's a review.
A hopeful parent-to-be calculates the chances of having a baby using R.
Data distillation -- converting the "crude oil" of unstructured data into the "refined gasoline" of structured data -- is the "killer app" of R with Hadoop.
You're less likely to have been born on January 1, July 4 or December 25 a big-data analysis of US census data analysis with R reveals. You can see the probabilities for all birthdays as a calendar heatmap and as a time series.
Find more posts about R in the Revolutions blog monthly roundups.
Every month, we highlight some upcoming events from the R Community Calendar.
- July 23: The Twin Cities R User Group holds its bi-weekly discussion in Bloomington, MN.
- July 24: In the UK, the Birmingham R Users Meeting rates the "best of R!" so far this year.
- July 24-25: BioC 2012, the conference on analysis and comprehension of high-throughput genomic data with R, takes place in Seattle, WA.
- July 25: The Singapore R User Group tackles the Heritage Health Prize; Seattle looks at Bayesian Nonparametrics in R; and the Portland R User Group helps one another better use R.
- July 28-August 2: Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) conference in San Diego.
- August 2: An informal meetup for R users in Dublin (Ireland).
- August 9: The Kasseler User Group in Kassel, Germany looks at multi-level analysis in R.
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.