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Package rankings, task view rankings and much more: the Rdocumentation poster

August 4, 2014
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Package rankings, task view rankings and much more: the Rdocumentation poster

Especially for useR! 2014 we created a poster on Rdocumentation.org, our R documentation aggregator that lets you search packages from CRAN, Bioconductor and GitHub. We received a lot of positive and valuable feedback on it, so we decided to share it again via our blog. The Rdocumentation poster answers questions such as: What are the 10

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Who wants to disrupt R training and R education?

July 28, 2014
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Who wants to disrupt R training and R education?

Using EdTech applications as an academic, R trainer or training company is no longer a unique selling proposition, but a must-have commodity. In this post, we introduce the new DataCamp course creation tools for academics, trainers and enterprises, and make a call to those interested in using these tools. More information via [email protected] Everyone involved in academic teaching

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New! Search GitHub and Bioconductor packages on Rdocumentation

June 23, 2014
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New! Search GitHub and Bioconductor packages on Rdocumentation

As of today, you can search via Rdocumentation not only CRAN packages, but also the R packages available on GitHub and Bioconductor.  This is our largest update yet, and brings us one step closer to creating  a central place for all R documentation related info and questions. Today, the rise of alternatives to CRAN package management

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Who wants to learn R? Sharing DataCamp’s user stats and insights.

June 16, 2014
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Who wants to learn R? Sharing DataCamp’s user stats and insights.

When building an online education start-up for R the number one criterion to meet is the following: identify an increasing interest in learning R online. Once this box is checked, it is time to start thinking of the second most important criterion: establish a teaching approach that makes people so excited that they keep coming back to learn more,

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Decimal comma or decimal point? A googleVis visualization

June 9, 2014
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As you all know, the decimal mark is a symbol used to separate the integer part from the fractional part of a number written in decimal form. Since I am born and raised in Continental Europe I am quite found of using the comma sign to indicate a decimal point. I’ve been growing up with it

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Statistical Language Wars: The Infograph

June 3, 2014
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Statistical Language Wars: The Infograph

A feature all programming communities have in common is the numerous debates about why their programming language of choice is better, more advanced, faster, holier etc. In today’s data science community, it seems like these discussions are omnipresent with advocates of SAS, SPSS, R, Python, Julia, etc. battling and challenging each other on every online

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The new look of learning R

April 28, 2014
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The new look of learning R

Now that we have reached the milestone of 30,000 (!) enthusiastic R students, and the DataCamp platform is paving its way into academics and professional organizations, we felt it was time to take our design to a higher level. So as of this week, your favourite free learning platform for R tutorials and data science will have a totally new look and feel!

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Free interactive R exercises on OpenIntro

April 21, 2014
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Free interactive R exercises on OpenIntro

DataCamp first to offer free interactive R tutorials via the OpenIntro platform. In one week, the ten-week Coursera course on Data Analysis and Statistical Inference by prof. Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel of Duke University comes to an end. At DataCamp it was one of our first experiences providing interactive R exercises on a large scale, and we’re proud to say

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Get notified when R packages update

April 8, 2014
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Get notified when R packages update

Today’s highly active R user base is developing, re-developing, and releasing R packages at a never-before-seen rate. While this is fantastic news for the R community as such, it inevitably also causes growing pains as mentioned before. One of the often cited problems is the painful and time-consuming task to keep track of changes and version updates of

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April Fools’ Day: The 7 Funniest Data Cartoons

March 31, 2014
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April Fools’ Day:  The 7 Funniest Data Cartoons

To give this years April Fools’ day a more analytical touch, we decided last week do a little poll on internet cartoons. We asked our friends and colleagues to select their favourite data related cartoon on the web, and organized a voting session to construct a top 5 list. (You can always share your own

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