Catterplots: Plots with cats

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a major on-line Microsoft event, April 19

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Superheat: supercharged heatmaps for R

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IEEE Spectrum has published its fourth annual ranking of of top programming languages, and the R language is again featured in the Top 10. This year R ranks at #6, down a spot from its 2016 ranking (and with an IEEE score — derived from search, social media, and job listing trends — tied with the …

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Rafael Irizarry from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has presented a number of courses on R and Biostatistics on EdX, and he recently also provided an index of all of the course modules… … Source link

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The annual useR!2017 conference took place July 4-7 in Brussels, and in every dimension it was the best yet. It was the largest (with over 1,100 R users from around the world in attendance), and yet still very smoothly run with many amazing talks and lots of fun for everyone. If you weren’t able to …

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They recently resurfaced the street in front of my house in Chicago. The first step was to grade away the existing layer of bitumen, to level the ground ready for a fresh layer. To my surprise (and… … Source link

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My lightning talk at the useR!2017 conference was R in Minecraft: a five-minute tour of the miner and craft packages and associated book designed to teach kids how to use the R language while… … Source link

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What would happen if a real-world airline pilot found himself inside a multiplayer flight simulator along with a bunch of gamers, but insisted that everything was real? That's the premise behind… … Source link

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The useR!2017 conference, the annual meeting of R users worldwide and the largest to date, is sold completely sold out. But for those that couldn’t make it to Brussels, Microsoft will be live-streaming the conference at aka.ms/useRConference-live. Bookmark that page and follow along during the conference starting with the opening of the main program at 9:00 …

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R is incredible software for statistics and data science. But while the bits and bytes of software are an essential component of its usefulness, software needs a community to be successful. And that’s an area where R really shines, as Shannon Ellis explains in this lovely ROpenSci blog post. For software, a thriving community offers …

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Power BI has long had the capability to include custom R charts in dashboards and reports. But in sharp contrast to standard Power BI visuals, these R charts were static. While R charts would update when the report data was refreshed or filtered, it wasn’t possible to interact with an R chart on the screen …

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The Windows edition of the Data Science Virtual Machine (DSVM), the all-in-one virtual machine image with a wide-collection of open-source and Microsoft data science tools, has been updated to the Windows Server 2016 platform. This update brings built-in support for Docker containers and GPU-based deep learning.  GPU-based Deep Learning. While prior editions of the DSVM could access …

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