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Revolution Newsletter: May 2012

The most recent edition of the Revolution Newsletter is out. The news section is below, and you can read the full May edition (with highlights from this blog and community events) online. You can subscribe to the Revolution Newsletter to get it monthly via email. New R Training Courses Announced. Three new R courses from leading R experts are now available for registration: An Introduction to R for SAS, SPSS, and Stata Users will be presented by Bob Muenchen (author of R for SAS and SPSS users) June 26-29. This is an on-line workshop with live instruction that you can attend from your desk - no travel necessary! Visualization in R with ggplot2 is also a new web-based course with live instruction from Garrett Grolemund & Dr. Winston Chang of Rice University, presented online June 19-20. R Development Master Class will be presented in-person by R package author and professor Hadley Wickham, June 21-22 in NYC and June 28-29 in Redwood City, CA. Sign up to these courses now to secure your seat -- attendance is limited! On the hunt for a cure for MS. Researchers at SUNY Buffalo are using big-data analytics and generic data toresearch a cure for Multiple Sclerosis. Read in Forbes how Revolution R and IBM Netezza speeds up their research, or join the #IBMDataChat discussion on Twitter at noon ET on Thursday, May 10 to learn more. More free R webinars. Revolution Analytics' Spring webinar series continues, with upcoming presentations on Getting Up to Speed with R,  spatial statistics with R, data mining with R, Achieving High-Performing, Simulation-Based Operational Risk Measurement with RevoScaleR, and a look at the next version of Revolution R Enterprise. Catch our archived webinar replays. Missed any of the recent presentations on Big Data with R and Hadoop, integrating R with BI tools and MS Office, or How Big Data is Changing Retail Marketing Analytics? Check our webinar archives for streaming replays and presentation downloads.  Putting the R in Analytics. A feature article in Information Age reveals how new graduates are driving adoption of R in industry. Upcoming Conferences for R Users. Revolution Analytics is proud to sponsor: R/Finance 2012 (the premier conference for R users in the finance industry) on May 11-12 in Chicago; and the Interface 2012 conference on the future of Statistical Computing, May 16-18 in Houston. R user conference deadlines approaching. If you're planning to attend useR! 2012 in Nashville but want to avoid late registration fees, the deadline for regular registration is May 12.  Revolution Analytics: Newsletter Archive

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David Smith is Vice President of Marketing and Community at Revolution Analytics. He has a long history with the R and statistics communities. After graduating with a degree in Statistics from the University of Adelaide, South Australia, he spent four years researching statistical methodology at Lancaster University in the United Kingdom, where he also developed a number of packages for the S-PLUS statistical modeling environment. He continued his association with S-PLUS at Insightful (now TIBCO Spotfire) overseeing the product management of S-PLUS and other statistical and data mining products.<

David smith is the co-author (with Bill Venables) of the popular tutorial manual, An Introduction to R, and one of the originating developers of the ESS: Emacs Speaks Statistics project. Today, he leads marketing for REvolution R, supports R communities worldwide, and is responsible for the Revolutions blog. Prior to joining Revolution Analytics, he served as vice president of product management at Zynchros, Inc. Follow him on twitter at @RevoDavid

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