The theme of last week's meetup of the New York R User Group was The R Rosetta Stone and focused on translating between R and other data languages: SAS, Matlab, SQL, Python and Clojure. I really wish I'd been there, because it's a great topic -- one of the best ways to get started with R is to bootstrap your knowledge of other statistical applications. Thankfully though, the speakers made their slides available for download at the meetup.com site (I converted a couple of them to PDF for those without access to PowerPoint).
- SAS: Bringing the SAS legacy into an R environment (Georgette Ackerman): PPT Slides and scripts, PDF Slides
- Matlab: Matlab/R Dictionary (Harlan Harris and Marck Vaisman): PPT Slides and PDF Slides
- SQL: Data munging with SQL and R (Josh Reich): PDF Slides
- Clojure: From Lisp to Clojure-Incanter and R (Shane Conway): PDF Slides
- Python: Learning R Via Python (or the other way around) (Drew Conway): PDF Slides
Thanks to the NY UseR Group for putting together such a great session, and thanks to the speakers for sharing their slides.
New York R User Group: Files