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Revolution Newsletters: Issue 40 - June 2013

While some of you are looking forward to a nice, relaxing summer, the team at Revolution is ramping things up with tradeshows, training courses, meeting sponsorships and webinars. We are especially looking forward to Hadoop Summit and useR! Hope to see you soon in person or online.

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Your editor,

David Smith, VP Marketing and Community



  R is for Analytics:
Revolution Analytics
"R Enterprise can be expected to be at least three times as fast and for some calculations nearly ten times as fast on a single core. With multiple cores the advantage is greater."

The Bloor Group's report discussing Revolution's contribution to growing R adoption is now available from our website.

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!

The June Gaming Analytics Webinar is only 1 day away! Still time to register...

Read more about the webinar and why R is an excellent choice for the analysis and techniques used.

Revolution Analytics in the News:

New R Training Courses

Are your SAS, SPSS & Stata colleagues looking to add R to their programming skills? We have the perfect course for them on 17Jun13.

Is your data well managed? Do you and your team want to learn best practices for managing your data? Here's your course on 21Jun13.

Check out the R Course Catalog for the complete list.

Featured Archive Video: An Introduction to R for SAS & SPSS Users

Upcoming Events

Revolution Analytics is proud to sponsor and attend the following events.

Hadoop Summit, June 26-27, San Jose, CA

Hortonworks and Yahoo! are pleased to host the 6th Annual Hadoop Summit, the leading conference for the Apache Hadoop community. This two-day event will feature many of the Apache Hadoop thought leaders who will showcase successful Hadoop use cases, share development and administration tips and tricks, and educate organizations about how best to leverage Apache Hadoop as a key component in their enterprise data architecture. Mario Inchiosa, Chief US Data Scientist at Revolution Analytics, will be presenting High Performance Predictive Analytics in R and Hadoop on Thursday, June 27 at 1:15 pm. Hear the approach Revolution Analytics has taken to porting our suite of High Performance Analytics algorithms to run natively and efficiently in Hadoop.

useR! Conference 2013, July 10-12, Albacete, Spain

This is the main meeting of the R user and developer community, its program consisting of both invited and user-contributed presentations.

BioC 2013, July 18-19, Seattle, WA

This conference highlights current developments within and beyond Bioconductor, an international open source and open development software project for the analysis and comprehension of high-throughput genomic data.

Customer Analytics & Intelligence Conference, July 22-24, San Diego, CA

Explore all the latest research methodologies and ways to action insights to drive your business forward. Topics will include big data, understanding consumer choice, mobile insights, neuroscience, consumer psychology, social media listening and customer centricity.

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.

The Engineering Manager for Data Visualization at Twitter used R's ggmap package to create beautiful maps from billions of geotagged Tweets.

How Google, The New York Times, Facebook, FourSquare, Twitter and other leading companies are using R today.

A script to simulate an escape from a Zombie horde provides useful tips on creating animations in R.

An updated list of online resources for R users, including the top 3 resources for R beginners.

A useful guide to speeding up R code, by Noam Ross.

How the New York Times again used R to visualize NFL draft picks.

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!