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I thought this was such a lovely story. Mike Mika introduced his daughter to the Nintendo arcade classic Donkey Kong, but she was disappointed that he had to play as Mario. Why couldn't she play as the princess, and save Mario from the dreaded ape? Mike is apparently the best dad ever, because he hacked the Donkey Kong ROM (using Tile Layer Pro) to swap the Mario and Princess roles.

Director of Product Management Thomas Dinsmore brings us news of the next release of Revolution R Enterprise.

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

How to resample from a large data set with RHadoop, and a video introduction to the RHadoop packages.

A 90-second video explains: What is Revolution R Enterprise

A quick note that I'll be hosting our regularly-scheduled webinar, Revolution R Enterprise, 100% R and More, at 10AM Pacific tomorrow. If you're new to R, or want to learn about the power, scalability and productivity features of Revolution R Enterprise, this is a great place to start.

The Washington Post reports that by analyzing more than 10 million emails sent through the Yahoo! Mail service in 2012, a team of researchers used the R language to create a map of countries whose citizens email each other most frequently:

On Friday I traveled to Boulder, CO to update the Boulder BI Brain Trust on the latest news and updates from Revolution R Enterprise. While I was there, I was interviewed by BBBT president Claudia Imhoff. In a wide-ranging chat, we discussed: 

Mikhail Popov alerted me to a neat hidden feature of Google spreadsheets: automatic word association. If you highlight two or more related words in a column and then hold down option (or control, on Windows) while dragging down from the corner square, it will fill the remaining cells with words from the same category as the source words you selected. For example, I just tried it with "R" and "SAS" and (mostly) got a list of other computational software:

In a guest post here on February 20, Tammer Kamel introduced us to Quandl, a kind of "wikipedia" of time series data. In the post, Tammer (the founder of Quandl) noted that they were working on an R package to give R users access to Quandl as a data source. 

By Joseph Rickert

“Listen Corso, there are no innocent readers anymore. Each
overlays the text with his own perverse view. 
A reader is the total of all he’s read, in addition to the films and
television he’s seen. To the information supplied by the author he’ll always add
his own.”  (Arturo Perez Reverte: The
Club Dumas)