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Importing Data Into R – Part Two

August 18, 2015
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Importing Data Into R – Part Two

In this follow-up tutorial of This R Data Import Tutorial Is Everything You Need-Part One, DataCamp continues with its comprehensive, yet easy tutorial to quickly import data into R, going from simple, flat text files to the more advanced SPSS and SAS files. As a lot of our readers noticed correctly from the first post, The post

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Microsoft Launches Its First Free Online R Course on edX

August 4, 2015
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Microsoft Launches Its First Free Online R Course on edX

Today, Microsoft and DataCamp launched an exciting new course on edX.org covering the basics of the statistical programming language R. This four week course is free for everyone, and no prior knowledge in programming or data science is required. Make sure to watch the course promotion video:   What sets this Introduction to R course The post

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15 Questions All R Users Have About Plots

July 30, 2015
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15 Questions All R Users Have About Plots

R allows you to create different plot types, ranging from the basic graph types like density plots, dot plots, bar charts, line charts, pie charts, boxplots and scatter plots, to the more statistically complex types of graphs such as probability plots, mosaic plots and correlograms. In addition, R is pretty known for its data visualization The post

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R tutorial on the Apply family of functions

July 28, 2015
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R tutorial on the Apply family of functions

Introduction In our previous tutorial Loops in R: Usage and Alternatives , we discussed one of the most important constructs in programming: the loop.  Eventually we deprecated the usage of loops in R in favor of vectorized functions. In this post we highlight some of the most used vectorized functions: the apply functions. In the present post we show the use The post

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A Tutorial on Loops in R – Usage and Alternatives

July 21, 2015
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A Tutorial on Loops in R – Usage and Alternatives

Introduction In this easy-to-follow R tutorial on loops we will examine the constructs available in R for looping, and how to make use of R’s vectorization feature to perform your looping tasks more efficiently. We will present a few looping examples; then criticize and deprecate these in favor of the most popular vectorized alternatives (amongst The post

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This R Data Import Tutorial Is Everything You Need

July 21, 2015
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This R Data Import Tutorial Is Everything You Need

You might find that loading data into R can be quite frustrating. Almost every single type of file that you want to get into R seems to require its own function, and even then you might get lost in the functions’ arguments. In short, it can be fairly easy to mix up things from time to The post

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DataCamp talks @user2015aalborg

June 29, 2015
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DataCamp talks @user2015aalborg

The team behind DataCamp is getting ready for its third useR! attendance in as many years. This year we will contribute two talks. One on teaching R in class, and another on our testwhat package. Talk One: Teaching R in (an Online) Class Today, over 145,000 people have started a course on DataCamp. In this The post

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15 Easy Solutions To Your Data Frame Problems In R

June 11, 2015
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15 Easy Solutions To Your Data Frame Problems In R

R’s data frames regularly create somewhat of a furor on public forums like Stack Overflow and Reddit. Starting R users often experience problems with the data frame in R and it doesn’t always seem to be straightforward. But does it really need to be so? Well, not necessarily. With today’s post, DataCamp wants to show The post

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Case Study: DataCamp, dplyr, and blended learning

June 10, 2015
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Case Study: DataCamp, dplyr, and blended learning

Editorial Note: This is a guest blog post by Professor Matthew J. Salganik (Princeton University) in which he describes his experiences using the DataCamp interactive learning platform for blended learning. The article was first published on Wheels on the Bus. Want to use DataCamp in your class as well? Contact us via [email protected] DataCamp, dplyr, and blended learning As The post

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New online R tutorial by DataCamp: Intermediate R programming

June 4, 2015
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New online R tutorial by DataCamp: Intermediate R programming

Today the course creation team at DataCamp released a new online R tutorial called Intermediate R. It is the sequel to our infamous Introduction to R course that has been taken by over 60,000 R enthusiasts. This new tutorial combines short videos with in-browser coding exercises to increase your R knowledge even more. Start the new The post

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