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The R language marks a major milestone today with the release of R 3.0.0 (codename: "Masked Marvel"). The increment in the version number reflects not a fundamental change in the R langauge itself, but a recognition that the R codebase has matured to a point where closing out the 2.x series makes sense. 

by Thomas Dinsmore

Revolution R Enterprise Release 6.2 is in track for General Availability on April 22.  In previous posts, I've commented on support for open source R 2.15.3 and Stepwise Regression. Today I'll wrap this series with a summary of some of the other new features supported in this release.

Parallel Random Number Generation

by Joseph Rickert

R user groups seem to be sprouting all over. Since last September
we have noticed ten new groups worldwide:

According to Andrew Sullivan, hathos is "the attraction to something you really can’t stand; it’s the compulsion of revulsion". It's something that's so awful, that it actually becomes awesome. This autotuned shot-for-shot recreation of Gangnam Style extolling the virtues of NoSQL databases certainly qualifies in my book:

 

On Tuesday and Wednesday this week, the US Supreme Court heard two landmark cases related to same-sex marriage rights in this country.

The presentation below by Carlos Somohano (founder of Data Science London) provides the best description of a Data Scientist that I've seen in some time:

Highlights include:

by Thomas Dinsmore

This is the third in a series of posts highlighting new features in Revolution R Enterprise Release 6.2, which is scheduled for General Availability April 22.  This week's post features our new Stepwise Regression capability.

The most recent edition of the Revolution Newsletter is out. The news section is below, and you can read the full March edition (with highlights from this blog and community events) online. You can subscribe to the Revolution Newsletter to get it monthly via email.

You may think your simulations take a long time to run, but this one's been running for 200 years: (click to enlarge)