In case you missed it: June 2018 roundup

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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 AI, Machine Learning and Data Science roundup for June 2018.

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.

Microsoft R Open 3.5.0 has been released (with a subsequent fix for Debian systems).

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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