In case you missed them, here are some articles from September of particular interest to R users.
The mathpix package converts images of hand-drawn equations to their LaTeX equivalent.
R 3.4.2 is released.
Applying image featurization to the problem of classifying wood knots in lumber.
Microsoft ML Server 9.2, which provides operationalization for R, is released.
A roundup of news stories related to R from the Ignite conference.
A tutorial on launching a Spark cluster with R on HDInsight.
A map of pirate attacks, and an ethics lesson on scraping data.
A preview of ALTREP, the new vector implementation that promises to bring performance improvements to the R engine.
Microsoft R Open 3.4.1, featuring R 3.4.1, is now available.
A introduction to R data frames for SQL Server users.
The newsflash package extracts trending topics from cable news closed captioning streams.
Data Visualization for Social Science, a new online textbook with a focus on ggplot2.
Knime 3.4 now includes connections to Microsoft R and Azure data services.
"Practical Data Science for Stats", a PeerJ Preprints collection of R-related papers.
And some general interest stories (not necessarily related to R):
- Music by Michael Kiwanuka
- A talk on artificial intelligence and runaway reward functions
- SpaceX's blooper reel
- A search for syncopation in Radiohead's "Videotape"
- A system for lifelike synthesis of a speaker's video and audio
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