In case you missed them, here are some articles from August of particular interest to R users.
A guide to implementing a churn model for mobile phone customers with Microsoft R Services.
Computerworld's Sharon Machlis presents 5 data visualizations each using 5 lines of R code.
A five-part video series introducing Microsoft R Services.
David Robinson analyzes the sentiment of Donald Trump's (and staffers') tweets with R
Microsoft R Open 3.3.1 is now available for Windows, Mac and Linux.
When to use (and when not to use) dual Y axes on time series charts.
You can now use R from PowerBI to import, transform and visualize data.
The Data Science Summit (Sep 26-27 in Atlanta) features several R-related talks and a keynote presentation by Edward Tufte.
The jailbreakr package locates and extracts sub-tables from messy spreadsheets.
Using R to extract information from a PDF table to create a map of dispensary locations.
Student debt is rising quickly in the US, as shown using the animation package.
A guide to tuning Apache Spark to optimize computations with Microsoft R Server.
A review of several R packages providing access to online data sources.
A beautiful example of creating publication-ready interactive graphics with R.
An introduction to ROC curves in R.
Azure ML Studio now supports Microsoft R Open and Python 2 and 3.
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