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Joe wrote about this already, but now the recording of John Chambers' keynote presentation from the useR! 2014 conference, Interfaces, Efficiency and Big Data, is now available for viewing thanks to Data Science LA.

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August 8, 2014

Earlier this summer I got to try my first hedge maze in an English country garden, during the open day at Chevening House in Kent. I thought I was pretty good at mazes (on paper, at least), but what I thought was going to be a 5-minute stroll turned into almost an hour of fun turning to desperation. 

So says, in a recent article 11 Market Trends in Advanced Analytics.

R, an open source programming language for computational statistics, visualization and data is becoming a ubiquitous tool in advanced analytics offerings.

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

The deadline for our contest to visualize the location of R user groups has been extended to August 16.

Previews of R-related sessions at this year's JSM conference in Boston.

Using package repositories to
recreate the past, distribute the present, and protect against the future

by Gabriel Becker (@groundwalkergmb)
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Genentech Research and Early Development

I'm here at the JSM conference in Boston, the latest annual gathering of 6000+ statisticians from North America and around the world.

Here's a new perspective on a fireworks display:


Many thanks to everyone who attended Tuesday's webinar, Applications in R - Success and Lessons Learned from the Marketplace. We had a great turnout and a very lively Q&A session.