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In case you missed it: October 2013 Roundup

In case you missed them, here are some articles from October of particular interest to R users: Joe Rickert recounts the R presence at the Strata + Hadoop World conference, including slides from the R and Hadoop tutorial. Hadley Wickham's favorite tools, gadgets and software (including of course R).  Revolution R Enterprise 7 is announced, with updated R engine and new in-database and in-Hadoop capabilities.  I was interviewed on camera by theCUBE about R, data science, and Revolution R Enterprise 7. Patrick Burns shares some good reasons for switching from spreadsheets to R for data analysis.  R is used for several sports-related analyses at the The New England Symposium of Statistics in Sport. Some tips for using the .Rprofile file to customize your R session at startup. Quandl’s introduction to econometrics using R.  Video replay of a recent webinar by DataSong on implementing time-to-event models with Revolution R Enterprise.  Revolution R Enterprise is now integrated with Alteryx to provide a drag-and-drop workflow GUI for R, and an article in Forbes discusses using R from the Alteryx. Joe Rickert reviews the sessions at the ACM 2013 Big Data Camp. How to get an advantage in Fantasy Football with analysis in R, from a data scientist at the New York Times. The latest Rexer poll shows the use of R continues to skyrocket. It’s the most popular data mining tool by a wide margin. Replays of two recent webinar presentations on using R on Hadoop, presented by Cloudera and Hortonworks in conjunction with Revolution Analytics.  Tips and resources for using R for signal processing and time series analysis. The popular data-visualization software Tableau adds integration with R. An interactive web tool explains Simpson’s paradox. R-related presentations from the DataWeek 2013 conference, including how an IBM division replaced SAS with R. Some non-R stories in the past month included: remembering video stores, some optical illusion trickery, better voting systems, a funny interpretation of air safety videos and a discussion on how to get ROI from analytics. As always, thanks for the comments and please send any suggestions to me at david@revolutionanalytics.com . Don't forget you can follow the blog using an RSS reader, via email using blogtrottr, or by following me on Twitter (I'm @revodavid). You can find roundups of previous months here.

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David Smith is Vice President of Marketing and Community at Revolution Analytics. He has a long history with the R and statistics communities. After graduating with a degree in Statistics from the University of Adelaide, South Australia, he spent four years researching statistical methodology at Lancaster University in the United Kingdom, where he also developed a number of packages for the S-PLUS statistical modeling environment. He continued his association with S-PLUS at Insightful (now TIBCO Spotfire) overseeing the product management of S-PLUS and other statistical and data mining products.<

David smith is the co-author (with Bill Venables) of the popular tutorial manual, An Introduction to R, and one of the originating developers of the ESS: Emacs Speaks Statistics project. Today, he leads marketing for REvolution R, supports R communities worldwide, and is responsible for the Revolutions blog. Prior to joining Revolution Analytics, he served as vice president of product management at Zynchros, Inc. Follow him on twitter at @RevoDavid

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