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

This post announced a directory of R user groups available on the Revolutions blog.

This post noted that the Society of Actuaries promotes R with a regular column.

This post noted that the New York Times mentioned R in the context of SPSS's sale to IBM (as did several other media outlets).

This post offered a review of the BioConductor 2009 conference, and linked to my slides on parallel programming with R.

This post linked to the "Rosetta Code" site, where you can see standard computing problems solved in many languages, including R.

This post linked to John D Cook's tip-sheet for programmers of other languages learning R.

This post contended that working with interesting data -- like the top 100 song list -- is a good way to learn R.

This post noted that R had a significant presence at the open-source conference OSCON this year, and linked to slides of R presentations.

This post linked to an example of web-scraping using R and Rcurl.

This post provides some examples of using iterators in R.

This post noted that Forbes has identified R as an open-source venture "worth watching".

This post links to an O'Reilly interview with REvolution's Danese Cooper, talking about Open Government and R.

This post showed how one website is using R to improve performance through analysis of DNS lookup times.

This post offered a review of the UseR! 2009 conference overall, and this one discussed some of the presentations.

This post prompted a discussion about solving the Knapsack Problem in R.

This post pointed to the Learning R blog, where a comparison of ggplot2 and lattice graphics is ongoing.

This plot noted that presentations from the Rmetrics financial conference are available for download.

This plot noted another instance of R being used at Google (for boxplots).

Other non-R-specific stories in July covered power-law distributions, temporal illusions, game theory, commercial open-source, the Netflix prize, and ferrofluid. The R Community Calendar has also been updated.

Thanks to everyone who provided comments and tips and please keep them coming to david@revolution-computing.com.

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