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Now you can start every R tutorial for free @DataCamp

April 16, 2015
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Now you can start every R tutorial for free @DataCamp

Want to learn more on topics such as R programming, dplyr, data.table, ggvis, and R Markdown? You can now start every DataCamp course for free, and discover how fun it is to learn R in the comfort of your own browser. Try some of our own favourite courses to start with: Data Manipulation with dplyr An The post

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A new interactive interface for learning R online, for free

April 13, 2015
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A new interactive interface for learning R online, for free

Using the open-source swirl project and RStudio server, DataCamp has created an exciting new online learning interface. Discover a fun collection of free interactive R tutorials covering basic R functions, the apply-family, base graphics, data structures and much more. www.datacamp.com/swirl-r-tutorial Together with the team behind swirl, we want to make it fun and easy to learn R programming The post

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R Tutorial on Reading and Importing Excel Files into R

April 2, 2015
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R Tutorial on Reading and Importing Excel Files into R

Why an R Tutorial on Reading and Importing Excel Files into R is necessary As most of you know, Excel is a spreadsheet application developed by Microsoft. It is an easy accessible tool for organizing, analyzing and storing data in tables and has a widespread use in many different application fields all over the world. The post

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Fundamentals of R: Free course by General Assembly & DataCamp

March 31, 2015
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Fundamentals of R: Free course by General Assembly & DataCamp

Together with General Assembly, DataCamp created a free set of videos on the fundamentals of R. Discover it now! In a series of short videos, the team behind DataCamp teaches you about the fundamentals of R, an open-source statistical programming language. Use this course to understand the advantages and disadvantages of R, and discover at the same The post

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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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