In case you missed them, here are some articles from June of particular interest to R users.
An animated visualization of global migration, created in R by Guy Abel.
My take on the question, Should you learn R or Python for data science?
The BBC and Financial Times use R — without post-processing — for publication graphics.
"Handling Strings in R", a free e-book by Gaston Sanchez, has been updated.
The PYPL Popularity of Languages Index ranks R as the 7th most popular programming language.
The "lime" package for R provides tools for interpreting machine learning models.
An R vignette by Paige Bailey on detecting unconscious bias in predictive models.
Slides from the webinar, What's New in Azure for Machine Learning and AI.
And some general interest stories (not necessarily related to R):
- The Curvature Blindness Illusion
- Lioness v Wrestlers in tug-of-war
- A comedian imagines an AI writing a TV commercial
- A fur seal, transcribed
- An architecture error and a near-disaster in NYC
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