In case you missed them, here are some articles from September of particular interest to Rusers.
The R-Ladies meetups and the Women in R Taskforce support gender diversity in the R community.
Highlights from the Microsoft Data Science Summitinclude recordings of many presentations about R, and the keynote "The Future of Data Analysis" by Edward Tufte.
An R-based fraud detection model scores credit card transactions in SQL Serverat a rate of 1 million records per second.
The Financial Times uses R for quantitative journalism(and made some lovely animations comparing European football teams).
Part 3 in a series on Deep Learning looks at combining CNNs with RNNs.
There were many real-world applications of R presented at the EARL London conference, including applications of Microsoft Rat Investec, British Car Auctions and Beazley Group.
Tips on choosing the right data science toolfor a project.
Tidyverse: a collection of packages for working with data in R.
The Linux Data Science Virtual Machinehas been upgraded with new tools including Microsoft R Server.
The Pirate's Guide to R: a video and 250-page e-book to learn the R language.
The 2016 O'Reilly Data Science Salary Surveyreveals the most-used tools are SQL (70%), R (57%) and Python (54%).
A simple explanation of Convolutional Neural Networks.
A template for building a predictive maintenance applicationwith SQL Server R Services.
The R Consortium awarded a grant of $10,000 to the R Documentation Task Forceto design and build the next generation R documentation system.
Scaling R-based applicationswith DeployR grid nodes and slots.
An R package to extract colour palettes from satellite imagery.
A guide for porting SAS programs for financial data manipulation to R.
How to analyze basketball data and create animations of player movements with R.
Create a more perceptive heatmap colour scalewith the viridis package.
General interest stories (not related to R) in the past month included: how a newspaper was printed in 1973, illusions caused by our poor peripheral vision(), a chart (to scale!) about climate change, a happier version of the X Files theme, and a short film about the creation of the universe.
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