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Machine Learning in R for beginners

March 25, 2015
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Machine Learning in R for beginners

Introducing: Machine Learning in R Machine learning is a branch in computer science that studies the design of algorithms that can learn. Typical machine learning tasks are concept learning, function learning or “predictive modeling”, clustering and finding predictive patterns. These tasks are learned through available data that were observed through experiences or instructions, for example. The post

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Short R tutorial: Scraping Javascript Generated Data with R

March 15, 2015
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Short R tutorial: Scraping Javascript Generated Data with R

When you need to do web scraping, you would normally make use of Hadley Wickham’s rvest package. This package provides an easy to use, out of the box solution to fetch the html code that generates a webpage. However, when the website or webpage makes use of JavaScript to display the data you’re interested in, The post

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How to Make a Histogram with ggvis in R

March 13, 2015
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How to Make a Histogram with ggvis in R

The two previous posts described how you can make histograms with basic R and the ggplot2 package. This third and last part of our histograms tutorial will look at how to make a histogram with ggvis. This package is similar to ggplot2, as it is also based on “the grammar of graphics”. However, ggvis has The post

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How to Make a Histogram with Basic R

March 10, 2015
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How to Make a Histogram with Basic R

Over the next week we will cover the basics of how to create your own histograms in R. Three options will be explored: basic R commands, ggplot2 and ggvis. These posts are aimed at beginning and intermediate R users who need an accessible and easy-to-understand resource. Want to learn more? Discover the R tutorials at DataCamp. What Is The post

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DataCamp Student & Academic Plan ($9/month)

March 10, 2015
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DataCamp Student & Academic Plan ($9/month)

To promote the usage of R within data analysis, DataCamp just launched a special plan for students and academics. Every student, and every individual active in academics, can now access the DataCamp R Training path for just $9/month (normally $25/month). So for just $9 you can start learning all about data manipulation, r programming, data The post

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New R course on Coursera: Data Analysis & Statistical Inference

March 5, 2015
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New R course on Coursera: Data Analysis & Statistical Inference

This week a new session of Data Analysis and Statistical Inference, taught by Doctor Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel from Duke university, has started on Coursera. Just like with the previous runs, all labs take place in DataCamp’s interactive learning environment. Throughout the course, you will learn how to collect, analyze, and use data to make inferences and The post

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How to Speak Data Science

March 4, 2015
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How to Speak Data Science

Data Science has its own language. So, if you want to have at least a slight chance of surviving in the enterprise world of tomorrow -with its obsessive focus on collecting and analyzing data- you better have started yesterday with learning this terminology. Luckily, and inspired by the “How To Speak Startup” article on TechCrunch, The post

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R Markdown Tutorial by RStudio and DataCamp

March 1, 2015
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R Markdown Tutorial by RStudio and DataCamp

In collaboration with Garrett Grolemund, RStudio’s teaching specialist, DataCamp has developed a new interactive course to facilitate reproducible reporting of your R analyses. R Markdown enables you to generate reports straight from your R code, documenting your works as an HTML, pdf or Microsoft document. This course is part of DataCamp’s R training path, but can The post

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Launching our R Training Path

February 20, 2015
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Launching our R Training Path

Become a proficient R user in no time via DataCamp’s newly launched guided R Training Path! We’re very excited to announce that we have just launched the R Training Path! This guided training path will take you from getting to know R, the leading open-source programming language in statistics and data science, over manipulation and The post

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A data.table R tutorial by DataCamp: intro to DT[i, j, by]

February 3, 2015
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A data.table R tutorial by DataCamp:  intro to DT[i, j, by]

This data.table R tutorial explains the basics of the DT command which is core to the data.table package. If you want to learn more on the data.table package, DataCamp provides an interactive R course on the data.table package. The course has more than 35 interactive R exercises – all taking place in the comfort of The post

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