Since 2008, Microsoft staff and guests have written about R at the Revolutions
blog ( and every month I post a summary of
articles from the previous month of particular interest to readers of r-help.

In case you missed them, here are some articles related to R from the
month of March:

The "reticulate" package provides an interface between R and Python:

BotRNot, a Shiny application that uses a generalized boosting model to identify
bots on Twitter:

Using the Computer Vision API from R to generate captions for images:

The 20 most prolific package maintainers on CRAN:

The first in a series of monthly roundups of links on AI, ML and Data Science

A guide to using R with Docker via the Rocker project:

R 3.4.4 is released:

R rises to 12th place in the semiannual Redmonk language rankings:

The OutliersO3 compares various methods for detecting outliers:

Concepts about data in R explained to Excel users:

A proposal for improving the process of selecting Bayesian priors:

And some general interest stories (not necessarily related to R):

* Open Source Software, explained using Lego

* An impressive arithmetic performance on Countdown

* Citizens in Melbourne email trees

* A good listen on foreign policy: the Bombshell podcast

* Dancing with the neighbours:

* Free Azure credits for students, without needing a credit card:

As always, thanks for the comments and please keep sending suggestions to
me at or via Twitter (I'm @revodavid).

# David

David M Smith <>
Developer Advocate, Microsoft Cloud & Enterprise 
Tel: +1 (312) 9205766 (Chicago IL, USA)
Twitter: @revodavid | Blog:

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