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The On Broadway project collected more than 600,000 photographs taken near Broadway in New York City during a six-month period in 2014. If you're in New York, you can explore the images in an interactive installation at the New York Public Library though the end of this year. You can also explore them in your browser using this online app

A new version of the checkpoint package for R has just been released on CRAN. With the checkpoint package, you can easily:

by Gary R. Moser
Director of Institutional Research and Planning
The California Maritime Academy

I recently contacted Joseph Rickert about inviting Vim guru Drew Niel (web: vimcasts.org, book: "Practical Vim: Edit Text at the Speed of Thought") to speak at the Bay Area R User Group group. Due to Drew's living in Great Britain that might not be easily achieved, so Joe generously extended an invitation for me to share a bit about why I like Vim here.

It's hard to overstate the role of open-source software in the data science revolution. Tools like Hadoop, Spark, R, and Python are essential parts of the modern data science toolkit. These tools are likewise part of the solutions built by the Consulting Services group at Revolution Analytics.

Today is a day of joy for math geeks in the USA, and a day of bemusement for maths geeks everywhere else: Pi Day. (If only April had 31 days!) In fact, today is a very special once-in-a-century Pi day: at 9:26:53.5898 this morning was a "pi instant" where the time and date read out pi to 10 significant digits.

I'm celebrating Pi day on a cooking weekend with friends on an island getaway in Puget Sound. We began with pi-ella:

DeployR is a server-based framework that provides simple, secure R integration for application developers. It's available in two editions: DeployR Open, which is free and open-source; and Revolution R Enterprise DeployR, which adds a scalable grid framework and enterprise authentication features for production applications integrated with R. 

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

The John M. Chambers Statistical Software Award announcement for 2015.

by Andrie de Vries

In my previous post, I demonstrated how to get some status of running jobs on a parallel back end. However, I stopped short of actually demonstrating progress bars. In this post I demonstrate how to do this.