Before R, there was S

URBAN LEGEND
Target Didn’t Figure Out a Teenager Was Pregnant Before Her Father Did, and That One Article That Said They Did Was Silly and Bad
“[T]his story in 2012 launched the idea into public consciousness that companies can create algorithms that can diagnose, solve, predict the future, and generally model the human situation better than humans can.” But for the most part, that’s just not true, even seven years later. - Colin Fraser

GIT GOIN’
Happy Git and GitHub for the useR
How to integrate Git and GitHub into your daily work with R and R Markdown. - Jenny Bryan

TRACKING THE TRAJECTORY
Virality Project (US): Marketing Meets Misinformation
An analysis of 41,662 social media posts shows how the Plandemic video spread misinformation about COVID-19 around the globe. - Stanford Internet Observatory

CHECK IT OUT
Human Learn
What if you could draw a machine learning model? This new library makes it easier to create rule based systems that are scikit-learn compatible. - Vincent D. Warmerdam

HISTORY LESSON
S, R, and Data Science
R’s data analysis roots run deep. Did you know R was written to replicate a software called S, written by researchers data analysis researchers at Bell Labs? - The R Journal


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