A new series: R-fiddle of the Week

March 11, 2014
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(This article was first published on » R, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

Now that our ‘Learning R’ -series is coming to an end (for those who missed it, have a look at our Twitter or Facebook ), it is time to announce the start of a new series : R-fiddle of the Week. Every week, we will share an R-fiddle link that contains the code of some popular or well liked R blog posts. Since R-fiddle allows you to run and write R-code right inside your browser, it is then easy to start playing around with the code yourself and make your own versions and adaptions of it. You can even share your code experiments with your friends, colleagues, students…

For the first week we wanted to start with something very tailored and visual, so we made an R-fiddle that uses Google’s API and your personal input. Based on the address you provide, it will return the corresponding coordinates and shows you the location on a Google Map via a plot. It is easy to think of variations (e.g. multiple addresses), so we are curious to see what you will come up with.

With this new set of posts we aim to show new R users the power of R, and introduce experienced users to some nifty R features they might not be aware of. You can follow the ‘R-fiddle of the Week’ series via Twitter or Facebook.

If you have any suggestions or ideas on a R-fiddle we should make, just send them to [email protected]  

R-fiddle provides you with a free and powerful environment to write, run and share R-code right inside your browser. We designed it for those situations where you have code that you need to prototype quickly and then possibly share it with others for feedback. All this without needing a user account, or any scrap projects or files! We even included a very-easy-to-use ‘embed’ function for blogs and website, so your visitors can edit and run R code on your own website or blog. 

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