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One of the great things about R is that there's so much available to use with it: there are several interfaces to choose from, thousands of add-on packages to extend its capabilites, hundreds of books and on-line tutorials — an abundance of riches to improve your R experience. But with that abundance comes a problem: how to find the best add-ons to R.

While movies have been getting more orange with time, painting have been going the other direction. Paintings today are generally more blue than they were a few hundred years ago.

Are you a talented software engineer who would like to build out the R ecosystem and help more companies access the power of R? Microsoft (Revolution Analytics' parent) is hiring a new team to do just that:

Our mission is to empower enterprises to easily and cost-effectively build high-scale analytics solutions leveraging R.

The FT Data section of the Financial Times now has a neat interactive unemployment tracker (free but onerous registration required) that lets you explore employment rates and trends in EU member countries from 2004-2013:

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April 17, 2015

The R Core Team announced yesterday that the latest update to R, R 3.2.0 (codename: "Full of Ingredients") is now available. As of this writing the source bundle is available for download, but Mac and Windows binaries aren't yet available. You should be able to download them from your local CRAN mirror in the next day or so.

by Joseph Rickert

Tracking R user group meetings is a good way to stay informed about what's happening in the R world. On Tuesday the Bay Area useR Group (BARUG) met at AdRoll in San Francisco. It was a mini-conference with 6 talks:

R is already in use in well over 100 cities around the world, and now we can add another to the list: Yangon, Myanmar. Ben Marwick is a trainer with Software Carpentry (a non-profit organization devoted to improving basic computing skills among researchers in science, engineering, medicine, and other disciplines), and last month he visited the University of Yangon to teach 23 archaeologists how to use R.