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Rodrigo Zamith's NCAA Tournament Visualizer is a great example of an interactive data visualization. If you want to create something similar, Rodrigo has shared detailed behind-the-scenes information on how it was created. He used a mix of tools:

Creating visualizations of large data sets is a tough problem: with a limited number of pixels available on the screen (or just with the limited visual acuity of the human eye), massive numbers of symbols on the page can easily result in an uninterpretable mess. On Friday we shared one way of tackling the problem using Revolution R Enterprise: hexagonal binning charts.

Gary Bernhardt shares some of the quirkier aspects of languages like Ruby and JavaScript in this hilarious lightning talk from last year (via Hadley Wickham):


by Derek McCrae Norton, Senior Sales Engineer

It is my job to help potential clients see that the tasks they are used to completing can be completed on big data in Revolution R Enterprise (and that it is easy).  Honestly, this is my dream job, and in my eyes it is sort of like playing and getting paid for it.

Many times RevoScaleR has exactly what the clients are looking for which is great, even if not as much fun for me. Sometimes, however, the client wants to carry out a task that is not explicitly included in RevoScaleR and this is where the fun begins.

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.