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Revolution Newsletters: Issue 9 - Oct 2010


Welcome to the October 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 please let us know what you think--send feedback to 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

Twitter: @revodavid

Revolution News

Every month, we'll 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!

Deploying R On-Demand: The new RevoDeployR Web Services framework for Revolution R Enterprise is designed to make it easy to integrate dynamic R-based computations into applications for business users. This on-demand webinar shows how to use RevoDeployR to integrate advanced analytics on-demand in applications, BI dashboards, and on the Web. (Presented in partnership with JasperSoft)

Revolution R Enterprise 4.0 for Linux now available. Based on the latest R 2.11.1 and including the RevoDeployR platform, Revolution R Enterprise is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Click here to subscribe, or available FREE to the academic community.

R is Hot! A new whitepaper examines the benefits and popularity of R -- and looks at how R is used at organizations such as Bank of America, National Institutes of Health, the New York Times and Deloitte Consulting. A new site for the R Community. At you'll find the latest information about R from around the Web, searchable R documentation and packages, hints and tips about R, and more. You can even add a "Download R" badge to your ownblog or Web page to help spread the word about R. Follow our community team on Twitter @Inside_R.

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.

Meet visualization guru Hadley Wickham. Learn what inspired the creator of several popular R packages (including ggplot2 and plyr) in our profile of Hadley.

What do NewTwitter, Golden Spirals and R have in common? Answer: the Fibonacci sequence. We show several methods of calculating Fibonacci numbers in R.

Benoit Mandelbrot, 1924-2010. Remembering the father of fractals, learn how use complex arithmetic in R to create a beautiful animation of the Mandelbrot Set.

Hints for the R Beginner. R expert and author Patrick Burns shares some tips for avoiding "blank screen syndrome" when starting R for the first time.

Looking for more R tips and tricks? Check out the monthly round-ups at the Revolutions blog.

Upcoming Events

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

October 20: The Chicago R User Group meets for an informal gathering. No costume required.

October 21: The Portland R User Group's featured talk is Spatial Analysis with R.

October 23: The Dallas R User Group meets.

October 27: The Research Methods and Analytics group in Pasadena, CA meets to discuss Using R in Analytical Studies.

October 28: The Seattle R User Group's featured presentation is "Solving Numerical Optimization Problems in R".

November 4: The Sydney Users of R Forum talks about the Key Role of R in Business Analytics.

November 8: The New York R User Group will present " Bayesian estimation with Markov Chain Monte Carlo"

November 9: The Bay Area R Users Group will present a featured talk on "R in Agricultural Research".

November 13: The San Francisco Bay Area ACM hosts a Data Mining Camp which will feature sessions on R.

There are also new R user groups in Toronto (Canada) and Brisbane (Australia). Please let us know if we're missing your R user group, or if want to get a new one started.