In case you missed it: March 2012 Roundup
In case you missed them, here are some articles from March of particular interest to R users.
New features in the latest version of ggplot2 include choropleths, violin plots, and improved annotations.
A video demonstration of big-data Naive Bayes and Classification Tree models with Revolution R Enterprise for IBM Netezza.
A collection of two-minute video tutorials for R beginners.
A bad infographic from Kony 2012 redrawn as a bar chart in R.
Sanjiv Das uses R to analyze when banks should modify distressed home loans, and which banks are still too big to fail.
Step-by-step tutorials to get Hadoop running with R on Amazon EC2.
SAP integrates R with HANA, the in-memory database.
Tips on using the "lubridate" package to simplify working with times and dates in R.
The program is announced for R/Finance 2012, and registration is open.
R used at Twitter to apply cluster analysis to the nutritional content of a McDonald's menu.
The 2012 Future of Open Source survey is open.
R projects for students in the 2012 Google Summer of Code.
Actuary Jim Guszcza demonstrates how R is used for actuarial analysis at Deloitte Consulting.
New features in R 2.15.0 "Easter Beagle".
A beautiful animated visualization of wind-flow patterns.
Other non-R-related stories in the past month included: Ben Goldacre talks about the dangers of publication bias; jokes for mathematicians; how analytics with Big Data is revolutionizing the Services industry; definitions of "Data Scientist" from Michael Rappa and Hilary Mason; rebuilding Sarajevo; why you shouldn't write like a scientist; the US government and Big Data; a video history of copyright issues; and how a blackjack player used probability to beat a casino.
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