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HAHAHA! Ticked-off consumer turns the tables on "I'm from Windows support" phone scammers
Like countless others, Seth had gotten scammers' phone calls from people who said they wanted to fix his computer. The last time they called, he was ready to turn the tables.
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Looks like RStudio has opened up their beta for RStudio Connect -- offering, the company says,

* "One button" deployment for any Shiny application, R Markdown document, or any static plot or graph to a single environment.
* The ability to manage and limit access to the work you've shared with others - and easily see the work they've shared with you.
* "Hands free" scheduling of updates to your reports and automatic email distribution.

https://beta.rstudioconnect.com/connect/#/
HIDE MENU. RStudio Connect · Sign in; Profile; Sign out; {{me.username}}. Profile; Sign out. Hello, {{me.first_name}}. Recent; Apps; Reports; Plots; Users/Groups. Users; Groups. Admin. Metrics; Settings; Unpublished. Documentation. About; Connecting; Publishing; Permissions. {{expiration_text}} ...
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Nice example of a Shiny app using HTML templates, by Shiny creator & RStudio CTO Joe Chang https://beta.rstudioconnect.com/jcheng/scorecard-app/
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cool, Joe!
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Microsoft hosting free Introduction to Microsoft Open R webinar with +David Smith   on Jan. 28, 11 am Pacific time https://info.microsoft.com/CO-Azure-WBNR-FY16-01Jan-28-Intro-Microsoft-R-Open-Registration.html
Data Science is a strategic initiative for most companies today, who seek to understand the wealth of data now available to them to understand patterns, make forcecasts, and build data-driven products and process. The open-source R language is the lingua franca of data science, and ranked #6 in ...
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Microsoft quietly launches R Server (based on Revolution Analytics code, it appears) for big-data work on multiple platforms: Windows, Linux, Hadoop and Teradata. http://cwrld.us/1ObBCC1
Though commonly used for statistics, R 'looks like Cobol to sophisticated developers,' one analyst says
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"enhanced distribution of R from Microsoft"

This should be good.
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If you've been meaning to learn Shiny (the framework for creating interactive Web apps with R), Dean Attali has a nice tutorial here: http://deanattali.com/blog/building-shiny-apps-tutorial/ Other useful resources: RStudio's tutorial and webinars http://shiny.rstudio.com/tutorial/ 
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Correction: RStudio & GitHub was last time and available already on demand now. Current webinar is Reproducibility with the Packrat package.

Using RStudio with GitHub: Free +RStudio  webinar 11 am ET today. Like others in the series, it will be available on demand for those who can't make it live 
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Why 'data scientist' is this year's hottest job  http://cwrld.us/DataSci2016
It's notable enough that close to half of the 25 "best jobs in America" named by recruiting site Glassdoor this week are tech-related, but even more striking is the fact that "data scientist" tops the list.
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That seems rather harsh from Mike Gualtieri, a principal analyst with Forrester Research (from this story http://cwrld.us/1ObBCC1 )
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Rcpp gives R a pretty graceful window on to C++, though.  Developers should work with that a lot.  Curiously C, C++ and S (the antecedent of R) all came from the same place, in fact, the same building: Bell Labs in Murray Hill, NJ.
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Tired of your cell phone beeping and buzzing during meetings? Here's how to make your phone -- Android, of course, that is -- auto-silence whenever your calendar has a meeting scheduled -- plus auto-send "I'm busy right now!" texts http://cwrld.us/ImBusySMS
Want to keep meetings uninterrupted while still responding to texts? If you've got an Android phone, you can use the Tasker and Trigger apps to send automatic responses. Here's how.
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Hadley has updated ggplot2 to version 2.0.0 [even though he'd said he was stopping major development on that package]. My favorite part of what he calls a "huge" update "with over one hundred fixes and improvements": "Bar and rectangle legends no longer get a diagonal line" http://blog.rstudio.org/2015/12/21/ggplot2-2-0-0/
I’m very pleased to announce the release of ggplot2 2.0.0. I know I promised that there wouldn’t be any more updates, but while working on the 2nd edition of the ggplot2 book, I just couldn’t stop ...
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For real - that's huge! I'm excited about the facet labeling, too--I can actually imagine using facet_wrap now! 
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Executive editor, online & data analytics at Computerworld
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Currently obsessed with improving R skills for data visualization and analysis. 

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Intersection of technology and journalism, R, data visualization & analysis, computer-assisted reporting, photography, travel.



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Honored by the Amateur Radio Association of Bosnia & Herzegovina for work transmitting messages during the 1992-95 war. Set up Fred, "one of the earliest online transmissions of news from a newspaper to its readers" in 1987, and coded my 1st Web site in November 1995, before many major companies had a Web presence.
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    Online Managing Editor, present
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