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Interesting to see this union of modern dance and computer imagery:

It's not clear whether this is just pre-recorded graphics combined with well-timed choreography, or if the images are actually reacting to the dancer's movements. I suspect the former in this case (filmed in 2014), but recent advances in real-time motion detection should make true reactivity between dancers and the virtual environment possible. I hope to see something like that on stage someday soon.

The latest update to RStudio, the cross-platform open-source integrated development environment for the R language from the team at RStudio, adds many new features for R developers. But perhaps the most significant update is one which allows R developers to add their own new features to RStudio: add-ins. 

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

Animated visualizations and analysis of data from NYC's municipal bike program, created with R.

Many local R user groups are sharing materials from meetups using Github.

by Przemyslaw Biecek

The first meeting of R users in Poland took place in Wroclaw in 2008. It was a one-day conference with 27 participants and 6 talks.

If you have a database of credit-card transactions with a small percentage tagged as fraudulent, how can you create a process that automatically flags likely fraudulent transactions in the future? That's the premise behind the latest Data Science Deep Dive on MSDN.

Here's another wonderful illusion. In the animated GIF below, you may see the woman rotating to the right, to the left, or bouncing from the left to the right.

We had a fantastic turnout to last week's webinar, Introduction to Microsoft R Open. If you missed it, you can watch the replay below.