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August 8, 2014

Earlier this summer I got to try my first hedge maze in an English country garden, during the open day at Chevening House in Kent. I thought I was pretty good at mazes (on paper, at least), but what I thought was going to be a 5-minute stroll turned into almost an hour of fun turning to desperation. 

So says, in a recent article 11 Market Trends in Advanced Analytics.

R, an open source programming language for computational statistics, visualization and data is becoming a ubiquitous tool in advanced analytics offerings.

In case you missed them, here are some articles from July of particular interest to R users:  

The deadline for our contest to visualize the location of R user groups has been extended to August 16.

Previews of R-related sessions at this year's JSM conference in Boston.

Using package repositories to
recreate the past, distribute the present, and protect against the future

by Gabriel Becker (@groundwalkergmb)
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Genentech Research and Early Development

I'm here at the JSM conference in Boston, the latest annual gathering of 6000+ statisticians from North America and around the world.

Here's a new perspective on a fireworks display:


Many thanks to everyone who attended Tuesday's webinar, Applications in R - Success and Lessons Learned from the Marketplace. We had a great turnout and a very lively Q&A session.