ggplot2 2.2.0 coming soon!

I’m planning to release ggplot2 2.2.0 in early November. In preparation, I’d like to announce that a release candidate is now available: version 2.1.0.9001. Please try it out, and file an issue on GitHub if you discover any problems. I hope we can find and fix any major issues before the official release. Install the pre-release version with: # install.packages(“devtools”) devtools::install_github(“hadley/ggplot2”) If…
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Because it's Friday: etaoin shrdlu, the hot-type qwertyuiop

If you’ve every had cause to complain about your word processor, consider what workers at the New York Times had to go through to print a newspaper in 1978, as shown in this 29-minute movie (via John Chisholm). Columns were typeset by arranging metal letters using a special machine, and column-justification was achieved with wedge-shaped inserts that spread the words across the…
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All the R Ladies

Two groups are making and impact in improving the gender diversity of R users worldwide. The R-Ladies organization is creating chapters worldwide to facilitate female R programmers meeting and working together, and the Taskforce on Women in the R Community is working to improve the participation and experience of women in the R community. R has more participation by women than many…
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Webinar: The Role of Text Mining in Patent Research, Oct 6

Learn how Dr. Thorsten Schweikardt developed a patent analysis workflow, making a previously difficult task achievable by using text mining.The Role of Text Mining in Patent Research at Boehringer IngelheimThursday, 6 October 2016,9am EDT, 15:00 CEST Europe Time(Berlin, GMT +02:00)Scientists spend a lot of time sifting through patents to find relevant material to answer specific questions. Join Dr. Thorsten Schweikardt…
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Introducing the Open Images Dataset

Posted by Ivan Krasin and Tom Duerig, Software EngineersIn the last few years, advances in machine learning have enabled Computer Vision to progress rapidly, allowing for systems that can automatically caption images to apps that can create natural language replies in response to shared photos. Much of this progress can be attributed to publicly available image datasets, such as ImageNet…
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Embedded Analytics: The Future of Business Intelligence

An overview of the evolution of Business Intelligence, and some insight into where its future lie: embedded analytics. By Wayne Eckerson. An Era of BI Tools  Business intelligence (BI) has long been associated with tools: business user tools for viewing and interacting with reports and dashboards, and business analyst tools for querying databases and visualizing, analyzing, and modeling the results.…
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Statistics for Google Sheets

BY STEVEN L. SCOTTBig data is new and exciting, but there are still lots of small data problems in the world. Many people who are just becoming aware that they need to work with data are finding that they lack the tools to do so. The statistics app for Google Sheets hopes to change that. Editor’s note: We’ve mostly portrayed…
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Predicting Future Human Behavior with Deep Learning

Carl Vondrick, MIT researcher, who studies computer vision and machine learning, discusses how to use Big Data with minimal annotations and applications to predictive vision and scene understanding. By Yulia Ivanova, Summit Creator – Re.Work. Carl Vondrick is a doctoral candidate and researcher at MIT, where he studies computer vision and machine learning. His research focuses include leveraging large-scale data with minimal annotation and…
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Why the garden-of-forking-paths criticism of p-values is not like a famous Borscht Belt comedy bit

People point me to things on the internet that they’re sure I’ll hate. I read one of these awhile ago—unfortunately I can’t remember who wrote it or where it appeared, but it raised a criticism, not specifically of me, I believe, but more generally of skeptics such as Uri Simonsohn and myself who keep bringing up p-hacking and the garden…
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Umea University: Postdoctoral researcher position on Data Mining/Data Federation

Join our efforts to build up Registry Data Federation and Analysis Research Infrastructure. Develop data analysis methods with focus of data federation and privacy preservation.At: Umea UniversityLocation: Umea, SwedenWeb: www.umu.se/englishThe Department of Computing Science (www.cs.umu.se/english/) at Umea University, Sweden, invites applications for a postdoctoral position. The successful candidates will join the recently funded project in Umea University on academic data…
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