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You probably thought you knew all of these tech tips, but I bet there'll be at least one that you'll find useful. In my case, as someone that always trie to use the keyboard instead of the mouse, I never new you could use shift-space to go back up a page in a browser. Handy!

 

Here's one I'd add to the list: you can use alt-TAB to switch to a different application (or cmd-TAB on a Mac). I'm always surprised how many people don't know that one.

Enjoy your weekend!

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

We are pleased to announce that Revolution R Enterprise Release 6.2 is available to new subscribers today. This new software release from Revolution Analytics includes a number of key new features:

If you didn't manage to catch Coursera's Data Analysis course, don't despair. Instructor Jeff Leek has made the course videos available on YouTube, which you can review at your leisure to learn how to plan, carry out, and communicate analyses of real data sets with R.

Revolution Analytics has been named among the "CRN Big Data 100", a collection of 100 companies selected by the CRN editorial team that have demonstrated an ability to innovate in bringing to market products and technologies that help businesses manage big data.

Given all of the tragic news this week, perhaps a little unicorn chaser is in order. So without further ado, here are some adorable videos of dogs keeping themselves entertained.

Jerry's owner built him an automatic ball throwing machine. Just check out the look of anticipation on his face as the ball is loaded:

 

On the other hand, Sid doesn't even need mechanical assistance. All he needs is some stairs:

 

That's all for this week. Enjoy your weekend, and stay safe — especially our friends and colleagues in Boston and Texas.

The results from the 2013 Future of Open Source Survey are in — thanks to everyone who contributed by completing the survey. You can read an overview of the results here, or see the detailed breakdowns in the slides at the end of this post.

As if the London Whale nearly bankrupting Chase Bank wasn't lesson enough, we now hear that an Excel error impacted the conclusions of a major economics paper that influenced the recent austerity policies in the US, UK and elsewhere.