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A quick heads-up that I'll be participating in a DM Radio podcast tomorrow (June 21) to talk about Data Science. You can listen in on the live podcast at 3PM EST (and I expect there'll be a recording available, too). Here's the description:

The eighth annual R user conference, UseR! 2012, has come and gone — and what an event it was! I've been to five useR! conferences so far, and each one improves upon the last. This year's conference at Vanderbilt was the best so far: an outstanding location (my first visit to Nashville, a great city), excellent facilities (the lecture rooms at Vanderbilt were perfect), great organization, and intereresting and relevant presentations from the speakers.

A quick heads-up that I'll be hosting a live webinar this Wednesday (June 20) with my colleage Sue Ranney on the new Revolution R Enterprise 6.

What would you get if you crossed Ron Moore's Battlestar Galactica, an SNES-era Japanese role-playing game, and Pokemon? College Humor imagines what it would be like in the hilarious video embedded below.

Last week, Joe Rickert used R and four years of US Census data to create an image plot of the relative probabilities of being born on a given day of the year:


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

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

R tops the annual KDNuggets Data Mining Software poll for the first time.

R, Hadoop and SQL are the focus of the cover story in the May 2012 issue of ComputerWorld Canada:

We're definitely in the age of Big Data: today, there are many more sources of data readily available to us to analyze than there were even a couple of years ago. But what about extracting useful information from novel data streams that are often noisy and minutely transactional ... aye, there's the rub.