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by Ari Lamstein


Today I will walk through an analysis of San Francisco Zip Code Demographics using my new R package choroplethrZip. This package creates choropleth maps of US Zip Codes and connects to the US Census Bureau. A choropleth is a map that shows boundaries of regions (such as zip codes) and colors those regions according to some metric (such as population).

It’s official! We announced back in January that Microsoft would acquire Revolution Analytics and today, that process is complete. Revolution Analytics is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Microsoft, the Revolution Analytics team are now Microsoft employees, and we couldn’t be more excited.

Check out this visualization (via notreble) of the bassline in Ain't No Mountain High Enough, featuring Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell:


The visualization of legendary Motown bassist James Jamerson is by Vulfpeck's Jack Stratton.

That's all for this week. Have a great weekend, and we'll see you on Monday!

A new version of DeployR, the server-based framework that provides simple and secure R integration for application developers, is now available.

R has something of a reputation for generating, shall we say, obscure error messages like this:

There are plenty of great domino cascades on YouTube, but this is one of the best. There are a couple of obvious cuts, but using multiple takes is more than made up for by the perfect coordination with the A-Trak tune. Enjoy:


That's all for this week. See you again on Monday!

Thanks to all who attended my webinar earlier this week, Reproducibility with Revolution R Open and the Checkpoint Package. If you missed the live session, you can catch up with the slides and video replay which I've embedded below.