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Prof. Ripley today announced on the r-devel mailing list that CRAN now has it's 5000th R package:

Package 'quint' brought the number of packages on CRAN (for all platforms: some are Windows-only or non-Windows only) to 5000 a few minutes ago: see

The new book Analyzing Baseball Data with R by Max Marchi and Jim Albert is now available, and the authors have also launched a companion blog to share some of the analyses from the book.

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November 7, 2013

by Joseph Rickert

As an avid newspaper reader (I still get the print edition of the New York Times delivered every Sunday morning) I have always thought that some of the most interesting news is to be found in the back pages. So, in that spirit here are some things that I thought might be fit to print.

In case you missed yesterday's webinar, the slides and replay are now available for Introducing Revolution R Enterprise 7: The Big Data Big Analytics Platform. I've embedded the slides below — if you're already familiar with Revolution R Enterprise the new features start at Slide 21.

Want to find out the favourite topics (as measured by their preferred hashtags) for any Twitter user? It's easy to do, thanks to this R language program by Mark T Patterson. Here are the top 20 results for Barack Obama, based on his most recent 3200 tweets (notice that #immigration has jumped to #2 on the list since Mark ran his analysis yesterday).

We're back from NYC after a very busy Strata + Hadoop World 2013 conference. Many thanks to all the friendly folks who dropped by the Revolution Analytics booth, attended Joe and Antonio's R and Hadoop tutorial, or simply came up to say hello during the event.

Here's another entry in what's become an ongoing series of awesome air safety videos. Virgin America has just started using this flight safety video on its planes. The call it the Virgin America Safety Dance: 


Revolution R Enterprise 7 is a major update to Revolution Analytics' flagship predictive analytics software.

You know Hadley Wickham as the inventor of the ggplot2 visualization phenomenon, the creator of time-saving R packages like plyr and lubridate, and the Chief Scientist at RStudio.