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The latest edition of the R Journal is now available, and it's jam-packed with free articles of interest to R users. Here's just a few articles that caught my eye:

Blind R user A. Jonathan R. Godfrey describes why R is the best statistical software for the sight-impaired, and how it can be improved further (for example, with his BrailleR package to represent graphics in text form).

The image below (the cover to the VLP album "Terrain") is not a composite of four images. It's a single photograph:

Photographer Bela Borsodi created the scene by hand, and then took a single photo — no Photoshop involved. Here's how it was done:


Revolution Analytics has a new office in London to serve our customers in Europe. This press release introduces the team members who are based there:

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

You can create a Word document from a template and an R script with the R2DOCX package.

Joe Rickert reviews books and other resources for learning about time series analysis in R

Analyzing the Analyzers is a new short report by Harlan Harris, Sean Patrick Murphy and Marck Vaisman, documenting the results of a survey of 250 data scientists. In the report, they categorize data scientists into four archetypes: data businesspeople, data creatives, data developers and data researchers.

If you work in a corporate environment, then the Word document format is still pretty ubiquitous. Personally, I've switched to Google Docs for most of my own documents, but I still receive a couple of Words docs from others via email every day. And it's common request from clients of our Services team to generate documents in the Word format in a particular corporate template, but also including output (tables and figures) from R

The most recent edition of the Revolution Newsletter came out a couple of weeks ago. In case you missed it, the news section is below, and you can read the full June edition (with highlights from this blog and community events) online.