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Dataviz site Plotly releases new JavaScript visualization library http://cwrld.us/PlotlyJS 
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actually based on d3.js isnt it? :)
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IEEE annual programming language rankings: R jumps 3 spots from #9 to #6 http://spectrum.ieee.org/computing/software/the-2015-top-ten-programming-languages 
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I'm afraid I am always sceptical of simple rankings.  There is an implicit assumption that things can be simply ordered, on a one-dimensional axis.  Politicians capitalise on the notion.  In reality, things are usually much more complex than any linear ranking would suggest.  This is a case in point.  <Here endeth the philosophy lecture for today>
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Esri unveils tools for easier ArcGIS / R data sharing & analysis http://cwrld.us/esriRtools 
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Right +Juan Manuel Cintas Rodríguez, R scripts in QGIS have been available from the Processing toolbox for at least 3 versions. You can also download R scripts from the community right into QGIS. Some useful scripts I use are 1 ) load R .rdata, .rda, .rds raster/vector layers into QGIS, use R to convert STATA files to DBF and load in QGIS, etc.. very useful.
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Browse, search & sort htmlwidgets http://hafen.github.io/htmlwidgetsgallery/
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New recoder R pkg  makes it easy to recategorize variables http://bit.ly/1Rpf07N   By Thomas J. Leeper, soon (Sept 2015)  to be Assistant Professor in Political Behaviour at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
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Analysis done with R and rCharts, according to author +Peter Aldhous 
Despite worrying spikes in suicides and HIV infections, Greece has so far avoided a full-blown health crisis. But how bad could it get?
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All you want to know about Windows 10: the new Start Menu, Siri competitor Cortana and lots more. By our Windows expert +Preston Gralla http://cwrld.us/Win10DeepDive
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O'Reilly programming ebooks & videos 50% off this week with code CFSCON5  http://oreil.ly/1DrVDz6 
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Free webinar: Reproducible research with R and R Markdown on Aug 26 at  1 pm Eastern US time (I assume it will be available later on demand as well)  http://oreil.ly/1GqXl3S by Garrett Grolemund at +RStudio 
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YES!!! prayers have been answered. I've been looking for training/webinars on markdown like Californians look for winter! Thank you +Sharon Machlis 
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My brief (1-paragraph) review of the book here: http://cwrld.us/1K9P8cb 
 
Statistical Analysis with R ebook is free for grabs at #Packtpub .
A side note: beginner's level.
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All three next-gen BI solutions make data discovery and analysis remarkably easy, but Tableau does it best.
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Inspired by this euro vs non-euro analysis http://bit.ly/1S0DvDe  I took a look at GDP per capita growth from 2000 to 2013 in various so-called "developed" economies. Data from the IMF, analyzed with R. It does look like most of the laggard economies are in the Eurozone.
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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.



Bragging rights
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
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Online journalism, including writing, editing and coding (HTML, basic CSS, basic JavaScript and jQuery, PHP, MySQL, basic Ruby, R).
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    Online Managing Editor, present
  • Design News
    News Editor
  • Middlesex News
    Business Editor, High Tech Columnist
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